Kostas Karyotakis

(1896-1928 / Greece)

In the Garden the Chrysanthemums Were Dying...


In the garden the chrysanthemums were dying
like desires when you came. Calmly
you laughed, like little white flowers.
Silent, I made a sweetest song
out of the darkness deep within me
and the petals sing it up above you.

Submitted: Friday, September 17, 2010

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