Four Poems on Poetry

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POETRY

Is there such a word or isn’t it
I will write it anyway
whether there is such a word
I will write it.
I have no choice.

 

POETRY II

Don’t you tell me it was unnecessary
the fifth, the tenth, the twentieth perusal.
Did you forget that comma
which you added on the third verse,
did you forget the position exchange of two words
on the sixth verse?

 

FOR POETRY

It so difficult to determine
if it fills or empties us.

FOR POETRY II

How sweet the sentence
how sweet the life sentence, your life sentence!

 

Four poems by Kostas Montis about poetry
Translated from the Greek by Iakovos Garivaldis
Aug 2011

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