Re: A Poem

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Posted by James Sutton on September 25, 2001 at 11:37:21:

In Reply to: Re: A Poem posted by theony on December 04, 2000 at 19:34:15:

I wrote this poem about my father:

His heart was cracked
he knew, and yet
he climbed an April day
to cut his rozes in a frozen rain.
Why did he risk it all
on horticulture? Why
he was gambling
on Spring.

My father Hercules was born in Portitsa, a village near Karditsa in Thessaly. He lived in Boston, Mass USA. -- James Sutton (Demetrios Soutsos).

: which country do you or your father live in?

: : I wrote this poem in Greek and translated to English
: : to honor my Father's memory, Konstantinos N. Soutsos.

: : My Father's Lament
: : ------------------

: : A proud bird flew to a far-off land
: : Thinking to find over there Paradise
: : Because he trusted a friend's untrue word

: : Where he went they spoke another tongue
: : The songs were incomprehensible and tasteless
: : Void of the passion for life and warm humanity

: : He struggled with all his strength to earn
: : Enough and to his land in a few years return
: : But his heartless fate other things had in store

: : The years passed and the dreams of the return
: : Became a sweet memory and an issue of discussion
: : Rooted in the unhappy land and fell in deep thought

: : His youngsters now pull in other directions
: : The call of the homeland for them is an alien concern
: : To master Homer's sweet tongue poses a great challenge

: : He misses the beauty of the homeland he left behind
: : With teary eyes and great sorrow he counts the time
: : Listening to ballads of Kazantzidis on an old vinyl record

: : Damned be the moment he opened his wings to fly away
: : His deep thoughts and unbearable pain seek a way to escape
: : But solution there is none and the time does not roll backů

: : Stylianos K. Soutsos

: : P.S. How can I post it in Greek?

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