the orchard / again

The lifesaver
['To sosivio', Kastaniotis editions, 2008; reprinted 2009] hit the water again

The orchard

That man was meant for this one

As the sunken statue for the sea

the wind for the dress hung out to dry

Their bodies, earth and water

of a single orchard

But the wind tore the dress apart

– the stone is ravaged by the sea

The orchard though remains

Fruitless – yet every morning

finds its soil damp

The orchard waits

[English version by Panayotis Ioannidis and Stephen Bacigal.
The photograph shows a detail of Monika Zawadzka's print that adorns the cover.]

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