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Alkistis Protopsalti : All the cypresses ~ Όλα τα κυπαρίσσια.

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"All the cypresses" is a poem by Odysseas Elytis from his first volume of poetry" Orientations", published in 1941. It is one of the Seven Nocturnal Heptastichs. The poems were set to music by the composer Ilias Andriopoulos in 1984 and performed by Alkistis Protopsalti.

Lyrics

All the cypresses point to midnight
All the fingers
Silence.
Outside the dream's open window
Τhe confession slowly unwinds
And like a glance it swerves toward the stars!

Οδυσσέας Ελύτης- Προσανατολισμοί 1984
ΕΠΤΑ ΝΥΧΤΕΡΙΝΑ ΕΠΤΑΣΤΙΧΑ

Όλα τα κυπαρίσσια δείχνουνε μεσάνυχτα.
Όλα τα δάχτυλα.
Σιωπή.

Έξω από τ' ανοιχτό παράθυρο του ονείρου,
σιγά σιγά ξετυλίγεται η εξομολόγηση
και σαν θωριά λοξοδρομάει προς τ' άστρα! Show less
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