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Giorgos Seferis

(13 March 1900 - 20 September 1971 / Izmir)

Flowers Of The Rock


Flowers of the rock facing the green sea
with veins that reminded me of other loves
glowing in the slow fine rain,
flowers of the rock, figures
that came when no one spoke and spoke to me
that let me touch them after the silence
among pine-trees, oleanders, and plane-trees.

Submitted: Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Edited: Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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