HAPPINESS IS FOUND IN SIMPLICITY (ODYSSEAS ELYTIS)

HAPPINESS IS FOUND IN SIMPLICITY (ODYSSEAS ELYTIS)

I can become happy

with the simplest things

the most insignificant..

even the every day ones of every day.

It is sufficient for me that weeks have Sundaysand

I am satisfied that years keep their Christmas for the very end

that winters have stone houses dipped in snow

that I know how to discover the hidden bitter herbs in their hiding places.

It is enough for me that four people love mea lot..

It is enough for me that I love four peoplea lot..

that I spend my breath on them alone;

that I am not afraid to remember;

that I do not care if they remember me;

that I can still cryand that I even sing..sometimes..

that there is music which fascinates meand fragrances that enchant me..

 

 

 

Odysseas Elytis

(trnsl. Youlika K. Masry 2017)

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