The Shadow of the Hours

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Von deinem Leben hast du erzählt

Und vom Verlust der Jugend

Von uns’rer Liebe, die beweint

Selbst ihren eig’nen Tod,

Und während feucht die Augen

Beleuchtete ein Schein

Kam durch das Fenster, das auf war,

Lachend die Sonne rein.

Kostas Karyotakis (1921) – übersetzt von mir – Stamatios Gerogiorgakis

Gläser

You told me about your life,

about the loss of youth,

about our love which cries

upon its own death,

and while in your eyes,

the hint of a tear glinted

briefly, through the open window

bright sunlight entered.

Kostas Karyotakis (1921) – translated by W.W. Reader/K. Taylor

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