in the

inhospitable

 

un

geo

metrical

burning

in its own scorching heat

land

passage

to an all

 

en

 

closed

sea:

 

 

they would write it

on their skin

turn it into music

sing it

with amorous fervour

get over it

to the dark side

of their dreams

where

 

blades shine

before

falling

and

 

the lost

unjustly

time

 

rises

 

all over

rebellious

 

Andreas Pagoulatos, extract from Perama (2006), trans. Konstantina Georganta in Three Long Poems in Athens: Erēmē Gē-Perama-Kleftiko(Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018).

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