poet Nikos Gatsos

Nikos Gatsos

Rosewater

When you reach that other world, don't become a cloud,
don't become a cloud, and the bitter star of dawn,
so that your mother knows you, waiting at her door.
Take a wand of willow, a root of rosemary,
a root of rosemary, and be a moonlit coolness
falling in the midnight in your thirsting courtyard.
I gave you rosewater to drink, you gave me poison,
eaglet of the frost, hawk of the desert.

Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 6, 2003
Poem Edited: Monday, March 15, 2010

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (5/13/2019 4:10:00 AM)

    I gave you rosewater to drink, you gave me poison

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    Oh; the earth
    gives us pleasant surrounding
    but now we give this earth a poisonous concrete and riot of peoples!

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  • Pranab K ChakrabortyPranab K Chakraborty (2/6/2015 2:09:00 AM)

    Fantastic trauma to articulate poetic beauty. Good poem.

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  • Michael Morgan (2/6/2014 11:56:00 PM)

    a star in the sky of poetry, whom nothing boring touches. MM

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  • Stephen W (2/6/2014 4:37:00 PM)

    The poem's a bit odd too.

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  • Leslie Philibert (2/6/2014 6:05:00 AM)

    What is this strange review below this?

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