Giorgos Seferis

(13 March 1900 - 20 September 1971 / Izmir)

Denial - Poem by Giorgos Seferis

On the secret seashore
white like a pigeon
we thirsted at noon;
but the water was brackish.

On the golden sand
we wrote her name;
but the sea-breeze blew
and the writing vanished.

With what spirit, what heart,
what desire and passion
we lived our life: a mistake!
So we changed our life.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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