Sachtouris and I, every 19th of July

July 19, 2012 § Leave a comment

I

heir of birds

must

though with broken wings

take flight

Miltos Sachtouris (1919-2005)

from The Inspector, translated by Karen Emmerich in the collection ‘Poems (1945-1971) by Miltos Sachtouris‘, Brooklyn : Archipelago Books, 2006. (nominated for a National Book Critics’ Circle Prize in Poetry)

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