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For the Night is Close . . .

Written by Maria Mistrioti

Translated from the Greek by Lamprini Botsivali 

Narrated by Bill Wolak


“For the night is close—follows the light . . .’’        The Odyssey 


I speak with you 

and like those peasant women  

when they lament for the separation  

they leave on the wet ground  

a branch of rosemary 

—as a talisman for the journey— 

and a ripe pomegranate  

which encloses  

their red tears  



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