Ελένη (Απόσπασμα)

Ελένη (Απόσπασμα)

Και στην Τροία;

Τίποτε στην Τροία-ένα είδωλο.

Έτσι το θέλαν οι θεοί.

Κι ο Πάρης, μ’ έναν ίσκιο πλάγιαζε σα να ήταν πλάσμα

ατόφιο·

κι εμείς σφαζόμασταν για την Ελένη δέκα χρόνια.

Μεγάλος πόνος είχε πέσει στην Ελλάδα.

Τόσα κορμιά ριγμένα

στα σαγόνια της θάλασσας στα σαγόνια της γης·

τόσες ψυχές

δοσμένες στις μυλόπετρες, σαν το σιτάρι.

Κι οι ποταμοί φουσκώναν μες στη λάσπη το αίμα

για ένα λινό κυμάτισμα για μια νεφέλη

μιας πεταλούδας τίναγμα το πούπουλο ενός κύκνου

για ένα πουκάμισο αδειανό, για μιαν Ελένη.

 

Γιώργος Σεφέρης

Βασισμένο στον μύθο της Ελένης



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