Kostas Karyotakis

(1896-1928 / Greece)

Kostas Karyotakis Poems

1. Ballade to the Forgotten Poets of the Ages 9/17/2010
2. Νοσταλγία (Nostalgia) 9/17/2010
3. Ζωές (Lives) 9/17/2010
4. Athens 9/17/2010
5. We Are Some Disjointed Guitars... 9/17/2010
6. Preveza 9/17/2010
7. In the Garden the Chrysanthemums Were Dying... 9/17/2010
8. Imaginary Suicides 9/17/2010
9. A Tree 9/17/2010
10. Nobility 9/17/2010
11. A Story 9/17/2010
12. Tombs 9/17/2010
13. Bitter Oranges 9/17/2010
14. Return 9/17/2010
15. March Mournful and Vertical 9/17/2010
16. My Verses 9/17/2010
17. They Betrayed Virtue and the Last Came First... 9/17/2010
18. Critique 9/17/2010
19. Destruction 9/17/2010
20. A Clerk 9/17/2010

A Tree

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.

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