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
21. Posthumous Fame 9/17/2010
22. Strophes 9/17/2010
Best Poem of Kostas Karyotakis

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 ...

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A Story

At sixteen they laughed
yonder, in the springtime afternoon.
Later their lips became silent
and in their heart old age did intrude.
They had set out as friends

two dry leaves upon the ground.
Later they even went apart

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