Monday, December 19, 2011

Wishing Happy Holidays..




Ο τόπος μας είναι κλειστός, όλο βουνά
που έχουν σκεπή το χαμηλό ουρανό μέρα και νύχτα.
Δεν έχουμε ποτάμια, δεν έχουμε πηγάδια, δεν έχουμε πηγές,
μονάχα λίγες στέρνες – άδειες και αυτές – που ηχούν και που
της προσκυνούμε.
Ήχος στεκάμενος κούφιος, ίδιος με την μοναξιά μας,
ίδιος με την αγάπη μας, ίδιος με τα σώματά μας.
Μας φαίνεται παράξενο που κάποτε μπορέσαμε να χτίσουμε
τα σπίτια, τα καλύβια και της στάνες μας.
Κι οι γάμοι μας, τα δροσερά στεφάνια και τα δάχτυλα
γίνονται αινίγματα ανεξήγητα για την ψυχή μας.
Πως γεννήθηκαν, πως δυναμώσανε τα παιδιά μας?

Ο τόπος μας είναι κλειστός. Τον κλείνουν οι δυο μαύρες
Συμπληγάδες. Στα λιμάνια την Κυριακή σαν κατέβουμε να
ανασάνουμε.. βλέπουμε να φωτίζονται στο ηλιόγερμα
σπασμένα ξύλα από ταξίδια που δεν τελείωσαν..
σώματα που δεν ξέρουν πια πως ν’αγαπήσουν.


Γεώργος Σεφέρης  (1900 – 1971)


 
Our country is enclosed, all mountains
which have the low sky for a roof day and night.
We have no rivers, we have no wells, we have no springs,
only a few cisterns – and these empty – which echo and
which we worship.
A sound stagnant, hollow, the same as our loneliness
the same as our love, the same as our bodies.
We find it strange that once we were able to build
our houses, huts and sheepfolds.
And our marriages, the cool coronals and the fingers
become enigmas inexplicable to our soul.
How were our children born, how did they grow?

Our country is enclosed. The two black Symplegades
enclose it. When we go down to the harbors on Sunday
to breathe, we see alight in the sunset,
the broken timbers of voyages unfinished,
bodies that no longer know how to love.

George Seferis (1900 – 1971)
Translated by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard










43 comments:

  1. fantastic sunsert shot, my sweet friend!

    love it. seferis is one of my all-time favourite poets.

    thans so much for sharing!!

    have a happy xmas!

    love and hugs!

    xx

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  2. A wish you a merry christmas Monika!
    Hugs!!
    Beautiful shot!

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  3. Super! :)
    I wish the same to yout darling *

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  4. Ein schöner Himmel mit einem nachdenklichen text.
    Ich wünsche dir besinnliche Feiertage, meine liebe Monika.
    LG Sabine

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  5. Tolle Aufnahme...hast du ja richtig abgepasst.

    Wünsche dir noch eine hoffentlich entspannte Woche und schicke liebe Grüße

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  6. ΠΟλύ σούπερ η φωτογραφία φιλενάδα!!
    Καλές γιορτές
    Φιλάκια πολλα

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  7. Thank you! Same to you Monika. Have a great holiday season!

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  8. Merry Christmas to you, I hope you have many friends and family to share the holidays with.

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  9. I feel that there is more to the poem than meets the eye. Let's hope the image depicts the meaning of sunrise. Hope things are ok with you and that you can have a happy time over the Christmas season.

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  10. blessing you like your wonderful shot!



    Aloha from Honolulu
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  11. Bom dia!!!
    A foto é linda e o poema é triste... sem alento.
    Beijinhos.
    Brasil

    ……………¨♥*✫♥,
    ………,•✯´………´*✫
    …….♥*……………. __/\__
    …….*♥…………… ..*-:¦:-*
    …¸.•✫……FESTAS FELIZES !!!!

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  12. Quiet silhouettes against the beautiful sunset. I too sometimes wonder how time passes so quickly without noticing unless I look over my shoulder to see it in the distance as silhouettes against the sky.

    Keep on dancing Monika. Wishing you happiness over the holidays and into the new year.

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  13. Merry Christmas to you, dear Monika!!! I wish you happiness today and tomorrow and every day of year!

    I am sending to you my warmest wishes and my love my dear beautiful friend!

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  14. Such a beautiful poem, and a beautiful photo to accompany it. Wishing you all the best this holiday season and beyond, dear friend!

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  15. Υπέροχο το ποίημα αγαπημένη μου φίλη και σ ευχαριστώ πολύ για τις ευχές σου!
    Σου εύχομαι να περάσεις ευτυχισμένα Χριστούγεννα, κοντά σ'αυτούς που αγαπάς!
    Πολλά φιλιά

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    °º♫✿ ♪FELIZ
    °º✿ NATAL!!!
    º° ✿♥ ♫° ·.

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  17. here's wishing you and yours all the joys of the season!

    wish you a very Merry Xmas!!

    love and hugs!
    xx

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  18. Llegó la Navidad, es el momento de compartir alegrías con los familiares y amigos, el momento de paz y felicidad, que pases unas felices fiestas.
    ¡¡feliz Navidad!!
    un abrazo.

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  19. ♫♫♫ Feliz Natal!!!


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    ……. '*• ♫♫♫•*'
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    … * , • Feliz' • , * '
    …* ' •♫♫*♥*♫♫ • ' * '
    ' ' • . Navidad . • ' ' '
    ' ' • ♫♫♫*♥*♫♫♫• * ' '
    …………..x♥x
    …………….♥
    Que o Natal não seja apenas uma data, mas um estado de espírito a nos orientar a vida.

    FELIZ NATAL!!!
    Beijinhos.
    Brasil

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  20. liebe Monika, eine besinnliche Weihnachtszeit, mit vielen schönen Erinnerungen an Kindheit und Elternhaus, es hat uns geprägt in tiefer Achtung vor der Welt, mögen es viele Menschen sein, die es in ihrem Herzen bewahrt haben, Frieden auf der Welt.
    anlehnend an dein schönes Gedicht………
    herzlichst Jasmin

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  21. Holiday Greetings and Best Wishes for a New Year of Happiness in a world of peace.

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  22. Amiga,
    Espero que o Ano Novo venha recheado de muita paz e dias melhores para todos.
    Que 2012 também venha com dias tão lindos como as suas fotografias... que seja um ano maravilhoso!!!
    Beijinhos.
    Brasil.

    ▒♥▒♥▒♥▒♥▒♥▒♥▒♥▒♥▒♥
    ▒♥ Boas Festas!!!
    ▒♥ Feliz 2012 !!!

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  23. Wishing you a happy New Year :)

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  24. loving everything greek....especially bitches darling....looking forward to following you!

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  25. wishing you and yours the best for 2012!

    happy new year, my dearest!!

    much love
    xoxo

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  26. I wish you Wisdom to choose priorities...
    For those things that really matter in life.
    Happy New Year!

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  27. 3...
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    ♫♫.•*¨`*•..¸ ☼ ☼ ¸.•*¨`*•.♫♫♫.
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    ೋ ~~* FELIZ ANO NOVO *~~ ೋ
    ╚═════════ ೋღღೋ ═════════╝
    ♫♫.•*¨`*•..¸☼ 2012☼ ¸.•*¨`*•.♫♫

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  28. Καλή χρονιά, με ΥΓΕΙΑ και αγάπη! κι όλα τ' άλλα
    στο δρόμο είναι.... έρχονται;)

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  29. HAPPY, HAPPY NEW YEAR, MY DEAR AND BEAUTIFUL FRIEND!

    I wish you that 2012 will be the best year ever! I wish you happiness and peace, love and joy.

    May all unpleasant things will never come your way! May your dreams will come true!

    I send you many hugs and kisses, my dear friend!

    BE HAPPY!

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  30. Wishing you by heart a prosperous new year full of health, love and happiness!

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  31. Thanks for your vote.

    I wish you a wonderfull new year with lods of love and in good health.

    Greetings and a Kiss, Joop

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  32. Monika,

    So sorry for my most recent absence here, but I see Miss G has been keeping up with you. I promise to be more regular with my visits in the future.

    Wishing you much peace and love for the new year,
    Brian

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  33. Happiest New Year wishes
    with Warm Aloha from Waikiki
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  34. hi monica,
    auch dir ein wunderbares und gesundes 2012.
    ganz liebe grüße nach athen aus "neben münchen".
    lieben gruß
    dieter

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  35. Αγαπημένη μου φίλη Μόνικα
    Χρόνια πολλά, καλή χρονιά με υγεία και προσωπική ευτυχία!
    Σου εύχομαι πραγματοποίηση όλων των ονείρων σου!
    Πολλά φιλιά

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  36. Dear Monica have a wonderful 2012, xx

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  37. Dear MonikA,
    i wish you a very happy new year with beautiful horizons, breathtaking sunsets and lots of love and friendship.
    Beautiful photo!
    I thank you also for your friendship which i truly cherish....

    Hugs and kisses!

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  38. Passei para ver as novidades.
    Tenha um lindo dia!

    °º♫
    °º✿
    º° ✿♥ ♫° ·. Beijinhos.
    ✿⊱╮Brasil

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  39. Aloha from Waikiki
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