Sunday, October 19, 2008

Sambata de toamna in Bucuresti

Undeva pe bulvardul Unirii domnea pacea.. puţini erau cei matinali care se plimbau sau pur şi simplu se bucurau de linişte. Frunzele deja se instalaseră în decor.. pe ele rămânând încă câţiva stropi în urma ploii.
Câţiva stropi găsiţi neatinşi pe o bancuţă din Bucureşti. Capitala este un oraş frumos, mai ales toamna într-o dimineaţă de weekend mai răcoroasă.


"Δημήτριος ο Ταξιδευτής" said...

o septamana buna

Have a nice week, with a poem by Lorenzo Mavilis


Fortunate are the dead who forget
the bitterness of life. When the sun sets
and dusk follows, do not weep for them,
no matter how deep your sorrow may be!
At such an hour the souls are thirsty and go
to οblivion's crystal-cold spring;
but the water will turn muddy,
if a tear is shed for them by the beloved.
And if they drink turbid water, they recall,
passing through fields of asphodels,
past sorrows that sleep within them.
If you cannot but weep, at sunset,
your eyes should lament for the living
who seek to forget, but cannot do so.

'Lethe', or 'Oblivion' is a pessimistic poem. Mavilis mingles in it the ancient Greek belief about the Underworld, so well described by Homer in the Odyssey (XXIV, 1-14), and the Modern Greek tradition about the Realm of the Dead. According to Homer, the Underworld is a vast field where the plant asphodel grows.

o poesia pentru toamna

Dia Ungureanu said...

Thank you very much for this. It sure was one of the most interesting comments i received in some time! :D U gave me a nice way to start the morning even if it's a pessimistic poem. Btw are you greek? How do you know some romanian?

"Δημήτριος ο Ταξιδευτής" said...

I am 25% Romanian
bunica mea iest Romanca!
ozi buna Demetres
and yes Iam Greek

Dia Ungureanu said...

I am happy to find out that there are some remains of Romanians even in Greece! :D I really liked my stay in Thassos, and I'm thinking of returning next year :)