Alkistis Protopsaltis: Mporei kai n’artho apopsi …

Mporei kai n’artho apopsei, mporei n’artho

I may come tonight, perhaps I come

mporei na fero ean einai sinefa

I may bring if ever clouds

kokkina, flogismena

red clouds, blazing clouds

mporei na spaso apopsi to rodi auto sta podia sou

I may break this rose tonight before your feet

mporei na lioso apopsi to pago auto

I may dissolve tonight this ice

mporo na kapso xronia mesa mou

I may burn uo years inside of m

eeksoxa litromena

marvellous years, freed years

mporei na spaso apopsi to kima auto sta podia sou

I may break this wave tonight before your feet

mporei na gino apopsi thalassaI may become tonight sea

mporei na stakso ap to sfungari souI may drop from your sponge

ap’to stravo mou se apalaksa gia n’eimai to margaritari sou

I freed you from my burden to become your pear

Lkatasarxas

to start with

eksoxa litromenamarvellously, freely

i omorfia tou kosmo abastaxti, katatharxas

the beauty of the world endless, to start with

Translation: Sonja Kasten

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