Kristi Stassinopoulou


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