'' The shadows of birds''

Yannis Ritsos

He saw the shadows of birds
upon the grass
he tried to measure the distance
between the bird and its shadow
an uncertain distance
later on
he set his keys on the table
closed his eyes
gave up measuring
he smiled to himself
inside the immeasurable
the obedience and devoutness
of mortality

.from The Shadows of Birds (1980) [Collected Poems: IDelta ---pg 374]
(translated by Scott KIng) 

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