Giorgos Seferis

(13 March 1900 - 20 September 1971 / Izmir)

The Leaf Of The Poplar - Poem by Giorgos Seferis

It trembled so, the wind set it sailing
it trembled so, how could it not yield to the wind
far beyond
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Comments about The Leaf Of The Poplar by Giorgos Seferis

  • Anton K (11/6/2015 5:50:00 AM)

    Simply amazing. Though, I believe the translator, or whoever posted it, has made an error of grammar on the eighth line. (Report) Reply

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  • Susan Williams (8/25/2014 1:31:00 PM)

    It is remarkable how a poem will just reach out and put its hand around your throat and make you gasp at its beauty and its truth. (Report) Reply

  • Michelle Claus (8/25/2014 10:50:00 AM)

    There is an uncontrollable drifting, a yearning, an unknowing - all encapsulated in one leaf's wayward journey. The images throughout summon a deep solitude. (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (8/25/2014 9:05:00 AM)

    Trembling shaking leaf ends its journey in a sought after unknown. Beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Terry Craddock (8/25/2014 2:46:00 AM)

    Seems a ship is like the leaf of a poplar because the sea is so big and the ship is so small; so many reasons why It trembled so, ... It trembled so. (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath Das (8/25/2012 10:51:00 AM)

    Wow! Can't leave this page just for this poem. Wonderful! (Report) Reply

  • (5/15/2010 5:54:00 AM)

    tired eyes closing
    like sea anemones
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  • Bozhidar Pangelov (5/13/2010 1:04:00 AM)

    favorite poem
    beloved poet
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