Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Clay: 35

Yannis Ritsos

Unrolled on the road
a huge roll
of red-colored cloth.
walked along its edge
but didn’t step onto it.
The road was deserted.
The next day
trucks drove over it.
There was no longer any cloth.
The road was red.

Athens—January 20, 1978

from Clay (1980) [Collected Poems: IDelta ---pg 94]

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