Picture and Poem to match (October 08, 2006)

Ikaria 299, Redemption Song, by Eleni Ikanou on Flickr

The old ships

I have seen old ships sail like swans asleep
Beyond the village which men still call Tyre,
With leaden age o’ercargoed, dipping deep
For Famagusta and the hidden sun
That rings black Cyprus with a lake of fire;
And all those ships were certainly so old —
Who knows how oft with squat and noisy gun,
Questing brown slaves or Syrian oranges,
The pirate Genoese
Hell-raked them till they rolled
Blood, water, fruit and corpses up the hold.
But now through friendly seas they softly run,
Painted the mid-sea blue or shore-sea green,
Still patterned with the vine and grapes in gold.

James Elroy Flecker

I received this poem as a comment
by an Irish friend in one of my pictures
on Flickr under the title «Redemption».
In a few days I will have it translated in Greek:
«Ειδα τα παλια καραβια να περνουν
αρμενιζοντας κοιμισμενα σαν κυκνοι...»

Ετσι, για να θυμηθουμε τους Παρνασιστες ποιητες.
Και για να μη με αποκαλουν ολη την ωρα μερικοι-μερικοι,
Μανω-λενη …Αναγνωστακη !

Which colour is your favourite?
Syrian orange?
Slave brown?
Vine green?
Grape gold?
The colour of my photo?
[poll closed]


(8 total)

Smart poll that one, oh Parnassian… You’ve made us imagine and God knows how much we need colours!… Try your hand with a translation. I’m very curious. Meanwhile, give us the awesome photo of your daydreaming. I think it will be the color that I love. 😉
Monday October 9, 2006 - 11:09pm (EEST)
Of course, my friend 😉 Here you are…

Eleni in Ikaria, October 2006

Monday October 9, 2006 - 11:09pm (EEST)
The first is glacier blue. The second is shore-sea-green. Your body is grape gold
Monday October 9, 2006 - 02:44pm (PDT)

Thanks! But glacier blue’s cool… tooo coool … brrr!…

Ikaria 298, Redemption Song, by Eleni Ikanou on Flickr
Tuesday October 10, 2006 - 11:43am (PDT)
xou-hartabar pok pok ? that’s a cool new link on your blog-roll! yes, «the wheel» has spun a goo-ood round!
May *the force* be with us…
Saturday October 14, 2006 - 09:47pm (EEST)

One Comment on “Picture and Poem to match (October 08, 2006)”

  1. […] camping in ikaria Picture and Poem to match (October 08, 2006) […]

    Αρέσει σε 7 άτομα


Εισάγετε τα παρακάτω στοιχεία ή επιλέξτε ένα εικονίδιο για να συνδεθείτε:

Λογότυπο WordPress.com

Σχολιάζετε χρησιμοποιώντας τον λογαριασμό WordPress.com. Αποσύνδεση /  Αλλαγή )

Φωτογραφία Google

Σχολιάζετε χρησιμοποιώντας τον λογαριασμό Google. Αποσύνδεση /  Αλλαγή )

Φωτογραφία Twitter

Σχολιάζετε χρησιμοποιώντας τον λογαριασμό Twitter. Αποσύνδεση /  Αλλαγή )

Φωτογραφία Facebook

Σχολιάζετε χρησιμοποιώντας τον λογαριασμό Facebook. Αποσύνδεση /  Αλλαγή )

Σύνδεση με %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.