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Georgios Themelis: The Naked Window

April 22, 2009


I’ve often thought of leaving this house of the dead;

of simply going and living upon the sea,

for shadows and forgotten voices reside here;

misshapen dolls that ascend and descend the stairs.

The naked window opens out onto the night;

the panes have all fallen – bits of glass in the dust.

I remain here, struggling to find my shadow;

a ragged remnant of an old forgotten sun.

The Naked Window

by Georgios Themelis (1900-1976)

Translation © R J Dent (2009)