Kristi Stassinopoulou

Whilrpools

Come dance with me in the dark

come stroll with me in the cave of Ades

and if you hear the sirens scream at night

it’s my heart’s whirlpools that sigh

 

Spread on the beach burning coals

and the drunken stars dive in the waters

Dizzy sleepwalkers come near the fire

with bare feet they moan and sigh

 

Waves come and go wildly

they crash on the shore

waking up the pebbles

who sing me a song

 

My naked body

adorned with seaweed

and scented with saltness

is given to you

Kristi Stassinopoulou, from the album The Secrets of the Rocks

 

Translated in English by Thalia Iakovidou