Giorgos Seferis

(13 March 1900 - 20 September 1971 / Izmir)

In The Sea Caves


In the sea caves
there's a thirst there's a love
there's an ecstasy
all hard like shells
you can hold them in your palm.

In the sea caves
for whole days I gazed into your eyes
and I didn't know you nor did you know me.

Untitled poem drawn from the Book of Exercises. All translations by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard

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

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  • Rookie Ahmad Shiddiqi (10/9/2008 11:56:00 PM)

    wondrous beauty! simple and beautiful! remain me of Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture! could you read and comment on my poems too? thank you. (Report) Reply

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