poet Giorgos Seferis

Giorgos Seferis

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Giorgos or George Seferis was the pen name of Geōrgios Seferiádēs. He was one of the most important Greek poets of the 20th century, and a Nobel laureate. He was also a career diplomat in the Greek Foreign Service, culminating in his appointment as Ambassador to the UK, a post which he held from 1957 to 1962.

Biography

Seferis was born in Urla (Greek: Βουρλά) near Smyrna in Asia Minor, Ottoman Empire (now İzmir, Turkey). His father, Stelios Seferiadis, was a lawyer, and later a professor at the University of Athens, as well as a poet and translator in his own right. He was also a staunch Venizelist and a supporter of the demotic Greek language over the formal, official ... more »

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  • Magdalena (1/27/2020 4:14:00 PM)

    What is meant by marbles? The marbles (those glass spheres we play with as children) - or the marble (the rock) ?
    I have come across a German translation where it is interpreted as the rock. I have seen both versions in English. Does anyone know? I do not know the Greek version, and I don't speak Greek.

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  • Mantasha Sameer Shaikh (10/6/2018 7:57:00 AM)

    Plz translant in hindi

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  • Bozhidar Pangelov (5/14/2010 10:22:00 AM)

    Comparisons are inappropriate. Is a unique feeling when you're at sea and from the Balkan Peninsula.

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  • Lamont Palmer (3/15/2006 1:58:00 PM)

    I have was just introduced to this poet yesterday. He is no doubt on par with Eliot, Pound, Stevens, and Hart Crane.

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Best Poem of Giorgos Seferis

Denial

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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