Odysseas Elytis


Odysseas Elytis Poems

1. For Efessos 3/14/2016
2. Beauty and the Illiterate 3/14/2016
3. The Little Mariner 3/14/2016
4. The Presence 3/14/2016
5. WEDNESDAY, 8C 5/26/2018
6. BURNISHED DAY, CONCH OF THE VOICE… 5/26/2018
7. DRINKING THE SUN OF CORINTH... 5/26/2018
8. Here then am I.. 5/26/2018
9. HOLY SATURDAY, 25 5/26/2018
10. I LIVED THE BELOVED NAME... 5/26/2018
11. LA PALLIDA MORTE 5/26/2018
12. MARINA OF THE ROCKS 5/26/2018
13. THE AUTOPSY 5/26/2018
14. THE SLEEP OF THE BRAVE 5/26/2018
15. THEY CAME 5/26/2018
16. THIS WIND THAT LOITERS... 5/26/2018

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Beauty and the Illiterate

Often, in the Repose of Evening her soul took a lightness from
the mountains across, although the day was harsh and
tomorrow foreign.

But, when it darkened well and out came the priest's hand over
the little garden of the dead, She

Alone, Standing, with the few domestics of the night—the blowing
rosemary and the murmur of smoke from the kilns—
at sea's entry, wakeful

Otherly beauty!

Only the waves' words half-guessed or in a rustle, and others
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WEDNESDAY, 8C

IF ONLY MOTHER you could see me: as I was born, I
departed. I was far too little - besides who un-
derstands? - and far too many were the creeping
monsters with the lateral, slimy legs.

So, from the length of a life constructed with such dif-
ficulty all that remains is a half-ruined door and a lot
of large decaying water anemones. Therefrom I pass
and proceed - who knows? - to a womb sweeter than

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