56154 - The hidden green

N. Lygeros
Translated from the Greek by Athina Kehagias

When he made the sign of the cross again
he also prayed for his own
which were out of his memory
for as many years as he had lived.
Therefore the hidden green came to enhance
his intelligence which was no longer
merely fluid.
He could now see the green crystal.
The more he listened to what Miss had to say
the more he wanted to learn.
And when he saw her tearful eyes
he would stop her by playing
a patriotic rhythm
on his green flute.
She was the one who taught him
about St. Patrick as well.
He did not know prior
how great he was
for his little homeland.
And when they went to church together
he rejoiced so much
that he almost played
the rhythm of his flute
but he held back…