Prostrate and with sugar on her lips she lay down on the luminous wreath of love. It was not long before the summons was heard. Initially two birds took her, followed by the wires of the compassionate conspiracy, and finally she was taken away by five roosters which looked like horses that were literate, and they touched her private parts. The report of the foreign constituents was lost, and with longing, with scented seaweed and with scintillating sighs she arrived unbridled and dissolute like a substantial and concentrated cloud. Now they call them both Merope.
Merope: in Greek mythology, the youngest of the seven Pleiades (star-nymphs), and the only one of the Pleiades to have married a mortal man (Sisyphus).
Poems by Andreas Embeirikos
Translated by N.N. Trakakis