Ritsos, Yiannis – Selected Poems - Heat
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
From Selected Poems, tr. N. Stangos (1974)
The rocks, the flaming noon, the big waves _
the sea indifferent, dangerous, strong. On the upper street,
the muleteers shout, their carts full of water-melons.
Then, a knife, the soft slit, the wind,
the red flesh and the black seeds.