The deep gaze of Mnesarete

….AXION ESTI the cloud on the grass
the lizard’s slit on the wet ankle
the deep gaze of Mnesarete that
though not the lamb’s grants absolution

The gold-rousing wind of the bell
the horseman who goes west for ascension
and the other imaginary horseman who goes
to impale the time of deterioration…..

Odysseus Elytis THE AXION ESTI