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Affirmation: Selected Poems 1986-2006

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Affirmation: selected Poems 1986-2006 contains the first major selection of poems in English translation from one of the best-known names in contemporary Greek poetry, translated by Mina Karavanta, and with an introduction by Michael Longley. Haris Vlavianos was born in Rome in 1957 and grew up in Athens. He has published six collections of poetry, including The Angel of H ...more
Paperback, 102 pages
Published June 1st 2007 by Syracuse University Press
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Parrish Lantern
The Poem of another Poetics

[Variation]

After Wallace Stevens


I

Crystal-clear water in a glistening vase.
Yellow and Red roses.
White light in the room, like snow.
Fresh snow (it’s the end of winter)
softly falling on the invented place.
The afternoons are returning without sounds,
without secrets, without impatient faces
Round vase.
Porcelain painted with roses.
Yellow and red.
The water – unruffled emptiness.


II

And still the water,
the snow,
once were enough to compose
a new whiteness --
m
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