Alkistis Protopsaltis: Edo loipon edo

edo loipon edo kendao ta bradia

here, thus, I embroider at night

edo loipon edo kendao me xadia

here, thus, I embroider with caresses

to drako stin kinesiki mou roba

the dragon on my chinese night gown

botiglia i nuxta dipla mavri k’adia

the night a bottle black and empty

i diskoi mou komatia mes stin soba

my discs pieces in the oven

kai giro i banda na pesei ena vals

and around the music band plays a vals

trigiro i poliall around the town

me mia levanda tous orkous kratas sto portofoli

with lavender you keep your promisses in your walle

tfonakse brise panthiras esai

shout, curse, are you a panther?

to exoun sto ema na pinoun fotia oi protoi roloi

they have it in blood to drink fire the first roles

edo loipon edo edo pou zousa

here, thus, here where I was living

edo loipon edo pou den xorousa

here, thus, where I didn’t fit

kremontas to stavro mou sto krebati

hanging the cross upon my bed

sto soma prin glistriso pou agapousa

to the body before I slip out I loved

ston kosmo auton girizontas tin plati

turning the back to this world

kai giro i banda na pezei ena vals

and around the music band playing a vals

trigiro i poli

all around the town

me mia levanta tous orkous kratas sto portofoli

with lavender …fonakse brise panthiras eisai

to exoun sto ema na pinoun fotia oi protoi roloi

Translation: Sonja Kasten

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