Tuesday, May 1, 2018

May Day

         I give my hand to justice, 
         Diaphanous fountain, sublimest spring,
         My sky is deep and changeless
         All I love is incessantly reborn
         All I love is always at its beginning.

Odysseus Elytis
1911 - 1996
  [final verse]
Edmund Keeley and
  Philip Sherrard
  editing and translation
Voices of Modern Greece
Princeton University Press, 1981©

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