AEGEAN MELANCHOLY

AEGEAN MELANCHOLY

I know the names no longer of a world
that disavows me. I read seashells, leaves,
and the stars clearly.

I have no need of hatred on the roads of the sky
Unless the dream is that which watches me again
As I walk by the sea of immortality in tears.

Hesperus, under the arc of your golden flame

I know the night no longer that is a night only.

AEGEAN MELANCHOLY

What coherence of soul amid the halcyons of the afternoon!

And what windcalm amid the cries of distant shoresl

The cuckoo-bird amid the veil of trees

And the mystic moment of the fishermen’s supper

And the sea that upon its accordion plays

The distant languor of a woman

The beautiful one who bared her breasts

As memory entered into the nests

And lilacs showered the sunset with fire!

With a small boat, with the sails of the Madonna
They left, and with the well-wishes of the winds,

All those who loved the lilies’ sojourn in foreign shores.

But how the night here has warbled sleep
With gurgling hair upon gleaming necks
And upon vast white seashores
And how the dust of maiden dreams
Fragrant with spearmint and basil
Was scattered and foamed on high
By the golden sabre of Orion!
On crossroads where the ancient sorceress stood

Setting the winds aflame with dry thyme

Lightly stepped the slender shadows

Each holding a jug immured with muted water

Easily as if they were going into Paradise

And from the cricket’s prayers that foamed upon the fields

 

 

 
Odysseus Elytis

 

Image: https://www.google.gr/search?q=AEGEAN+MELANCHOLY&espv=2&biw=1517&bih=735&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiZzqmrrcTPAhXoD8AKHRXCBUQQ_AUIBigB&dpr=0.9#tbm=isch&q=sea+sad&imgrc=0NOOdfcZAiqqlM%3A



Facebook

Instagram

Follow Me on Instagram
  • Medicine heals deseases of the body wisdom frees the soul from passions .

    lecturesbureau: "Medicine heals deseases of the body
wisdom frees the soul from passions ."
    472
    1
  • It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop .

    lecturesbureau: "It does not matter how slowly you go 
so long as you do not stop ."
    341
    2
  • A book read by a thousand different people is a thousand different books .

    lecturesbureau: "A book read by a thousand different people
is a thousand different books ."
    550
    0
  • Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be WHAT WE KNOW WE COULD BE .

    lecturesbureau: "Our chief want is someone who will inspire us
to be WHAT WE KNOW WE COULD BE ."
    259
    2
  • The bee discovers amid the most pungent flowers and the roughest thorns the smoothest and most palatable honey .

    lecturesbureau: "The bee discovers amid the most pungent flowers
and the roughest thorns
the smoothest and most palatable honey ."
    102
    0
  • Without joy in our heart , our progress in life is slow and uninteresting .

    lecturesbureau: "Without joy in our heart ,
our progress in life 
is slow and uninteresting ."
    214
    0
  • The beauty doesn't make happy the owner , but the one who can love and admire her .

    lecturesbureau: "The beauty doesn't make happy the owner ,
but the one who can love and admire her ."
    908
    1
  • Man is nothing else but what he makes of himself .

    lecturesbureau: "Man is nothing else
but what he makes of himself ."
    406
    1
  • An honest man is always a child !

    lecturesbureau: "An honest man is always a child !"
    411
    2
  • All the gold which is under or upon the Earth is not enough to give in exchange for virtue .

    lecturesbureau: "All the gold which is under or upon the Earth
is not enough to give
in exchange for virtue ."
    351
    2