Πέμπτη, 12 Μαρτίου 2009
Manolis Anagnostakis - THE SHIPWRECK
I too shall stay with you in the boat
After the dreadful shipwreck and the loss
The ship is now sinking far away
(Where have the other boats gone, who were saved?)
At some time or other we shall find a reef
A deserted island as in books
There we shall build our houses
Around the great square
And a church in the center.
In the highest place of all weʹll hang
The photograph of our lost captain
And lower down that of the second mate
And lower still that of the third.
Weʹll exchange our women and make many children
And then weʹll caulk a large vessel
A new one, brand new, and launch it into the sea.
Weʹll have grown old, but theyʹll recognize us.
Itʹs only that our children will not resemble us.