Greek Poet ILIAS FOUKIS

Greek Poet      ILIAS   FOUKIS
Poetry is the voice of the Gods

Saturday, May 14, 2011

IMMORTALITY Poem by ELIAS FOUKIS



                                  

       IMMORTALITY



   If we two
   loved each other for one whole day
   the next morning
   we would awaken with the thought
   that employing the same dynamism
   we would be able to love all year round.



   Since we two

   would love the whole year round
   like a clear horizon would hover
   before us the idea
   that in contrast to the paleness
                                          of the light of eyes
   our love would be always brighter and brighter
   for the entire century.



   And if we two
   could manage such a miracle
   light and guileless as all speeds are
   we would race along in the thought
   that we might well love
   for all the Centuries.

   This final thought,however,
   would be quite burdensome..
   and severely punished
   the Gods of Olympus with supreme charge
   '' For giving  humanity the secret 
                                      of Happiness''
   and under the weight of her blind
   may die.   
                                                         
                      Translation by 
                      PHILIP     RAMP