Nikos Gatsos

(8 December 1911 – 12 May 1992 / Asea in Arcadia)

Song Of Old Times

For George Seferis
Times change, years pass
the river of the world is muddy
but I go out on the balcony of a dream
to see you bent over your clay
embroider ships and swallows.
The sea is bitter, our land small
the water in the clouds dear
the cypress wrapped in bareness

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