Postings of poems by the Greek poet Yannis Ritsos in English translation. This blog, launched in 2009 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the poet's birth, continues now after a two year break. All translations (and mistranslations) are by Scott King unless otherwise noted.
"perhaps the shattering of the poem will create the poem..." —Yannis Ritsos, from Hints (1970)
Monday, October 20, 2008
9. The tree walks by limping from the leaves that fell from the birds that left from the rope without the horse.
from Lots (1977) [Collected Poems: IGamma ---pg 270]