Ritsos, Yiannis – Selected Poems - Not at all Little
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
From Selected Poems, tr. N. Stangos (1974)
Not at all Little
Something more; - what? He doesn't know himself Add.
Add it to what? Make it what? He doesn’t know. He doesn’t
OnIy this will.- his own. He takes a cigarette. He lights it.
It is windy out. The palm trees in the church-yard will be torn
down. The wind
does not enter the clocks. Time is not shaken. Nine, ten,
eleven, twelve, one. They are setting the table in the room next
they’re bringing the plates. The old woman crosses herself, The
moves to the mouth. A slice of bread is under the table.