Ritsos, Yiannis – Selected Poems - Another Time
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
From Selected Poems, tr. N. Stangos (1974)
Big moon; silver quiet; nothing.
A white horse behind the garden railings
They are made of light. A young man
entered the garden - he didn't open the gate,
he went right through the railings. On his chest and on his thighs
remained four broad, gold embroiderings -
the meanders from the imprints of the rails
Under the trees the horse neighed.