29-09-15

dear Elena

Zakynthos

 

I

 

dear Elena,

 

do you know the German ‘Sehnsucht’:

that is what Greek music is about,

a longing without knowing

 

I envy the man who will

embrace you: he is lucky

and I hope he deserves it

 

you are such a charming person:

may I tell you about ‘Madredeus’,

they have the same nostalgia

as the Greek singers do

 

we all are possessed by a want

without reason: whether you are

Flemish, Greek or Portuguese

 

sail in your dreams tot Lisbon,

hear the female singers who

squeeze themselves like a lemon

 

tears are music in Portuguese

and in Greek, I know

 

and yet, with dry eyes I repeat

how charming you are

like a long expected ship

that reaches the harbour

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