Michael Walker

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La Femme De La Grece. (Translation) . - Poem by Michael Walker

A vos genoux ils vous agrafent avec justice,
Les fils forts de votre lit,
Que vous acquerez, en s'agenouillant; et soutenez, s'agenouillant;
S'agenouillant, pleurent comme morte.

-'Woman of Greece'. Robert Graves. 'Robert Graves. The Complete Poems', p.288.

Topic(s) of this poem: death

Form: Found Poem

Poet's Notes about The Poem

A Greek woman is on her death-bed, surrounded by her strong sons, who clasp her by the knees. The sons are kneeling, but mourning as if she were already dead. The 'strong sons' do not really love their mother. Reality is very different from appearance.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 20, 2017

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