Giorgos Seferis

(13 March 1900 - 20 September 1971 / Izmir)

The Jasmin - Poem by Giorgos Seferis

Whether it's dusk
or dawn's first light
the jasmin stays
always white.


Comments about The Jasmin by Giorgos Seferis

  • (4/7/2017 4:17:00 AM)


    In short lines the poem shows the nature (Report) Reply

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  • (4/7/2017 4:17:00 AM)


    In short lines the poet describes the nature's reality (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (3/10/2017 11:00:00 AM)


    Yeah.Short and sweet. Very nice. (Report) Reply

  • (5/30/2016 4:36:00 PM)


    Such power in so few words! I just loved it! (Report) Reply

  • (11/19/2015 8:14:00 PM)


    .........exquisite imagery...love this ★ (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (11/19/2015 1:56:00 PM)


    It is amazing to me how a few words in the hands of a skilled author can paint such beautiful pictures and send our imagination into the stratosphere (Report) Reply

  • (11/19/2015 7:00:00 AM)


    Sweet little poem - good to remember on a picnic or special occasion requiring flowers - And Anton my guess is that he wrote this in English since his couplets end with a tail rhyme. I suppose it could have been just a happy accident though... (Report) Reply

  • (11/19/2015 4:15:00 AM)


    Wonderful reiteration of the fact that truth always prevails. Enjoyed the short and sweet poem. Thanks for sharing.10+ points. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (11/19/2015 3:20:00 AM)


    Its a simple lovely poem spreading the message about the eternal celebration of beauty through the portrayal of a white jasmine flower. Great poetry. (Report) Reply

  • Rahman Henry (11/19/2015 12:26:00 AM)


    the jasmin stays
    always white.

    Thoughtful and philosophical. I love the poem...
    (Report) Reply

  • Anton K (11/6/2015 5:51:00 AM)


    I would like to hear how his sounds in the original Greek. (Report) Reply

  • Sofia Kioroglou (9/22/2015 2:24:00 PM)


    Brilliant poem! Giorgos Seferis' poetry is unparallelled! (Report) Reply

  • (3/14/2006 6:30:00 PM)


    Nice poem. I like the little white flowers of jasmine and the sweet fragrance. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 14, 2006



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