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Titos Patríkios

THE MOUNTAINS

First there was the sea.
I was born among islands.
I too an island have temporarily emerged
until I see a light – that too like a stone –
and sink again.
The mountains came later.
I chose them.
I somehow had to share the weight
that had crushed my country for centuries.

THE MOUNTAINS

Titos  Patríkios

Titos Patríkios

(Griekenland, 1928)

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THE MOUNTAINS

THE MOUNTAINS

First there was the sea.
I was born among islands.
I too an island have temporarily emerged
until I see a light – that too like a stone –
and sink again.
The mountains came later.
I chose them.
I somehow had to share the weight
that had crushed my country for centuries.
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