Titos Patrikios, ‘Athenian Summer in 1956’ (1981)
This year we had so many events…
Nonetheless, the summer was the same as ever,
the same ice-creams in the confectioners
and the same concert programmes.
Lots of people were also discussing change
which they located principally
in the restoration of ancient monuments
or in the hairstyles of ladies
some of whom had actually
once been active in the Resistance.
Translated by Peter Mackridge