Ritsos, Yiannis – Selected Poems - About Colours
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
From Selected Poems, tr. N. Stangos (1974)
He must, he said, avoid colours. In the last resort,
only chestnut brown and ash grey with off-white spaces.
Tried tones. Seriousness. But his mouth
was deep red and a pale blue-mauve shadow
showed between his lower lip and chin.