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Drinking the Sun of Corinth

By Odysseus Elytis / April 10, 1980



Drinking the sun of Corinth Reading the marble ruins Striding across the vineyards and seas Sighting along the harpoon A votive fish that slips away I found the leaves that the psalm of the sun memorizes The living land that desire opens joyously I drink water, cut fruit, Thrust my hand into the wind's foliage The lemon trees irrigate the pollen of summer The green birds tear my dreams I leave with a glance A wide glance in which the world is recreated Beautiful from the beginning to the dimensions of the heart!

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