Kostas Karyotakis Poems
|6.||They Betrayed Virtue And The Last Came First...||9/17/2010|
|8.||March Mournful And Vertical||9/17/2010|
|16.||In The Garden The Chrysanthemums Were Dying...||9/17/2010|
|18.||We Are Some Disjointed Guitars...||9/17/2010|
|22.||Ballade To The Forgotten Poets Of The Ages||9/17/2010|
Ballade To The Forgotten Poets Of The Ages
Detested by both men and gods,
like nobles who have bitterly decayed,
the Verlaines wither; wealth remains
to them, of rich and silvery rhyme.
With 'Les Chatiments' the Hugos are intoxicated
by their terrible Olympian revenge.
But I shall write a sorrowful
ballade to the forgotten poets.
Though the Poes have lived in misery,
and though the Baudelaires have suffered living deaths,
they ve all been granted Immortality.
Yet no-one now remembers,
and the deepest darkness has completely buried,
every poetaster who produced limp poetry.
But I make as an ...
With calm, indifferent brow
I'll greet the afternoons, the dawns.
A tree, I'll stand and gaze at both
the tempest and the azure sky.
I'll say that life's the coffin
in which people's joy and sorrow die.