melting & burning

Surprise party – Boris Vian
January 4, 2016, 10:55 am
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The turntable hacked up a melancholy blues
The air was heavy with dust and odors
Several zazous danced while holding to their hearts
Short girls with spasmodic behinds

In a closet, an amateur obstetrics couple
Delivered themselves to games full of art and naivete
Another in a corner attempted with ardor
Tonsil-coupling, to music.

Hands encountered one another under too-short skirts
Drunk, two lovebirds—(what if I said: two dodos?)
Looked everywhere for a bed; they were all full…

Let this happy youth screw itself
Why eradicate from them this impure manure
If their hope restricts itself to rubbing membranes?


January 1, 2014, 7:46 pm
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it is a happiness to dream

-edgar allan poe, Morella

a poem by G. Aggelakas
December 7, 2013, 7:25 am
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Sitting a whole afternoon
on my old patched armchair
not expecting anyone to knock on my door
and no one to caress me
and no one to whip me
and no one tto accept me
and no one to reject me

I felt something coming
that could be happiness
So then I stood up to write down these words
and everything got lost.


Καθισμένος ένα ολόκληρο απόγευμα
Στην παλιά μπαλωμένη μου πολυθρόνα
Μην περιμένοντας κανέναν να μου χτυπήσει την πόρτα
και κανέναν να με χαϊδέψει
και κανέναν να με μαστιγώσει
και κανέναν να με δεχτεί
και κανέναν να με απορρίψει

Ένιωσα να με πλησιάζει κάτι
που θα μπορούσε να ‘ταν η ευτυχία
Τότε σηκώθηκα να σημειώσω αυτές τις λέξεις
Και όλα πήγαν στράφι

A Summer Sonata – Celia Dropkin
November 2, 2013, 3:19 pm
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I bathed in fresh, clear waters,
I saw my white feet through a bright, green stream.
I walked home barefoot through a thick forest,
The forest breathed heavily and intoxicated me sweetly.
I emerged into a wide field,
The wind caressingly licked my feet.
They kissed the grass, and even the bite
Of a huge fly was passionately tender.

I came home full of ecstasy and love,
My heart beat quickly, I breathed hotly,
And everything was wonderful before my eyes,
As if a great happiness would happen to me.

And when the night came on still and hot,
Something sharp gnawed in me and pulled at my heart,
As if someone were kissing me in the night,
As if snakes were sucking me.