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ελιά- elia (Olive)

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I lived the beloved name

In the shade of the aged olive tree

In the roaring of the lifelong sea….. (Odysseus Elytis, 1911-1996,  Nobel prize for Literature 1979)

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The olive trees with the wrinkles of our fathers

The rocks with the wisdom of our fathers

and our brother’s blood alive on the earth

were a vital joy, a rich pattern

for the souls who knew their prayer

George Seferis from “Astyanax” (Myhistorema)

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