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Saturday, 23 March 2013

A Song of Cyprus




I was reminded today of the song lyric above, from a concert given by Phaedros Kavallaris
in London on 9 May, 1978.

Photograph, Nicosia, 1953, by David Potts (no relation)

A poem from Greece, for good measure, by Titos Patrikios, English translation by Peter Mackridge.

The Mountains

First there was the sea.
I was born among islands.
I too an island have temporarily emerged
until I see a light – that too like a stone –
and sink again.
The mountains came later.
I chose them.
I somehow had to share the weight
that had crushed my country for centuries.




Photograph, Nicosia, 1953, by David Potts (no relation)
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