Kostas Karyotakis

(1896-1928 / Greece)

Comments about Kostas Karyotakis

  • Ioulia tolia (2/15/2018 12:37:00 AM)

    Karyotakis and K.P. Kavafis are the two Greek greatest poets of 20th century. Both should have win, at least, the Nobel prize. Their poetry is even now ahead of our time.

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  • Felix De Villiers Felix De Villiers (1/7/2014 3:19:00 AM)

    I find the poems of Kostas very moving. The is a feeling of underlying despair in them but it is covered by a veil of bitter-sweet melancholy. I have read quite a few of them but will read them all soon. Thanks to Facebbok the has come back to see the light of day.


A sweet hour. Athens sprawls like a hetaira
offering herself to April.
Sensuous scents are in the air,
the spirit waits for nothing any more.

The silver of the evening's eyelids
droops, grows heavy up above the houses.
Queenlike the Acropolis puts on
the sunset's crimson like a robe.

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