Kostas Karyotakis

(1896-1928 / Greece)

Ballade To The Forgotten Poets Of The Ages - Poem by Kostas Karyotakis

Detested by both men and gods,
like nobles who have bitterly decayed,
the Verlaines wither; wealth remains
........................
........................
read full text »


Comments about Ballade To The Forgotten Poets Of The Ages by Kostas Karyotakis

  • (1/6/2015 11:51:00 AM)


    I like how he adds himself to the legion of forgotten poets. And oh how true it is that we sacrifice ourselves to the glorious fraud that somehow future glory awaits our scribbles. By searching just now I discovered that there is a difference between the ballad and ballade forms.... Learn something everyday. Of course at my age I'll forget it by tomorrow.... Nice thoughtful poem, though I'll say the author may have been a bit pessimistic.... (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Peter Stavropoulos (1/6/2014 3:48:00 PM)


    Apposite poem for PoemHunter. A 'ballade to the forgotten poets', I'm with them. (Report) Reply








[Report Error]