Σε μια κοινωνια χωρις ισοτητα, η αρμονια, αληθεια και ομορφια μπορει να επικρατησει;
( John Milton )

Πεινουσαμε στης γης την πλατη.
Σα φαγαμε καλα
πεσαμε εδω στα χαμηλα
ανιδεοι και χορτατοι.
( Γ. Σεφερης )


Δευτέρα, 20 Οκτωβρίου 2008

LORD BYRON'S (1788 - 1824 at Missolonghi / Greece )...

ON THIS DAY I COMPLETE MY THIRTY- SIXTH YEAR

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The sword, the banner, and the field,
Glory and Greece, around me seel
The Spartan, borne upon his shield,
Was not more free.

Awake (not Greece - she is awake! )
Awake, my spirit! Think through whom
Thy life-blood tracks its parent lake,
And then strike home!

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If thou regret'st thy youth, what live?
The land of honourable death
Is here:-to the field, and give
Away thy breath!

Seek out-less often sought than found-
A soldier's grave, for thee the best,
Then look around, and choose the ground,
And take the rest.

( MISSOLONGHI, January 22, 1824 )


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