The shadow of a people

N. Lygeros

Translated from the Greek by Angeliki Papadopoulou, Evi Charitidou

To Isaiah Kykkotis

Under the traces of our ancestors,
under the steps of memory
we buried the cross of history.

Above our other life,
above our other body
the bitterest sorrow remained.

The only one not to scream,
the only one not to know of wounds
was our shadow.

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