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Nikos Karouzos

THE NIGHT IS IN MY INTEREST

Indeed the night is in my interest.
First of all, it reduces ambition; moreover,
it corrects thoughts; then,
it collects the grief and makes it more bearable;
it dissects the silence with respect; in the gardens
             it stresses smell,
but above all, night envelops.

THE NIGHT IS IN MY INTEREST

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THE NIGHT IS IN MY INTEREST

Indeed the night is in my interest.
First of all, it reduces ambition; moreover,
it corrects thoughts; then,
it collects the grief and makes it more bearable;
it dissects the silence with respect; in the gardens
             it stresses smell,
but above all, night envelops.

THE NIGHT IS IN MY INTEREST

Indeed the night is in my interest.
First of all, it reduces ambition; moreover,
it corrects thoughts; then,
it collects the grief and makes it more bearable;
it dissects the silence with respect; in the gardens
             it stresses smell,
but above all, night envelops.
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