Sunday 12 July 2015

Νέο ποίημα στο Ναύπλιο

Στη γιορτή της Ποίησης, που είναι η Βασίλισσα του χώρου της Λογοτεχνίας, η οποία θα λάβει χώρα σήμερα στην πανέμορφη γενέθλια πόλη, στο Ναύπλιο, ο παρών ιστολόγος συμμετέχει -εξ αποστάσεως- με ένα ποίημά του στην Αγγλική. Το ποίημα αυτό είναι το εξής:

On the Hesperios’ trails…

It would have rather been embittered
            “greening of evil”
                        I think they call it
                        at the blue palace
                        of the Phoenician princess
the Hesperios… Pineios
because for long its traces
we had left to lose.

But look
through some peaceful procedures
we discovered them again
together with those of the consul general
            of the heaven.

A swarm of pilgrims
            on its evergreen banks
there at the heart
of the Benedictine monastery
            at the valley of the white horse.

Swift caiques
and perennial columns
always end up as pots
            full of flowers
unprecedented transferring fragrances
from ancient Corinth
            through the ages.

The Thames’ ribbon
was solved here
            and freed
the rivers waves
                        together with our prayers
and the temple with the successive
recorded the honest intentions
            of abbots and novices.

The boats at the sunny Abingdon
never die
            they only emigrate
                        when they get older
            at the gardens and courtyards
            of the Saxon town.

                                                            Abingdon, 15-7-2002

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