To Olympus, poetry by Tasos Kyrtasoglou at Spillwords.com
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To Olympus

To Olympus

written by: Tasos Kyrtasoglou

 

Blade-winged hawks
they scratch the hollows of the celestial mirror
and tears of blood are dripping from the eyes of Nereus.
Mortal rivers made of dreams
and the desires of gods
they have abandoned Olympus.
“Nobody lives there”
the mountain tops are echoing.
The trees are quivering
the clouds not to fear
and they become adrift in times.
Alas.
The maenads lost their oestrus
and as they braid their raven plaits
they lament and they say
“The rivers are dried
dried are the people, too”

ΣΤΟΝ ΟΛΥΜΠΟ

written by: Tasos Kyrtasoglou

 

Γεράκια λεπιδόφτερα
του ουράνιου καθρέφτη τις κοιλότητες χαράζουν
και δάκρυα στάζουνε αιμάτινα τα μάτια του Νηρέα
Θνητά ποτάμια από όνειρα
και των θεών οι πόθοι
τον Όλυμπο εγκατέλειψαν
“Δεν κατοικεί κανείς εκεί”
αντιλαλούν οι κορυφές.
Rιγούν τα δέντρα
τα σύννεφα μη φοβηθούν
και έρμαια μείνουν στους καιρούς
Αλίμονο
Οι μαινάδες χάσανε τον οίστρο τους
και πλέκοντας τις μαύρες τους πλεξούδες
μοιρολογούν και λένε
“Στερέψανε οι ποταμοί
στερέψαν κι οι ανθρώποι.”

Tasos Kyrtasoglou

Tasos Kyrtasoglou

I am a playwright from Greece since 2016. Three out of five plays of mine have been awarded since, in different writing contests. In 2018, I have released one of my plays, "Virginia", in an e-book format, under the Creative Commons Licence. I also write poems and short stories.
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