Vulture and Guard / Nikos Eggonopoulos

hommage a apollinaire
mykonos
mycenae
mycosis
three
words
but
only
two
wings
like asbestos
like a womanʼs
palm
that shines
in
the night
like a flesh-eating
violin
and perhaps
• even –
like the glass
trepans
inside the
delicate
minds
of
poets

__________

Nikos Egonopoulos (1907 – 1985) was a modern Greek painter and poet. He is one of the most important members of “Generation of the ’30s”, as well as a major representative of the surrealist movement in Greece. His work as a writer also includes critique and essays.

translated by Spiros Aravanis

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