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16.04.2008 - Interpretation of dali48
It is the word "heaven", it is the word "sea", it is the word "sun", it is the word "liberty" - I deposit them respectfully at your feet. For thanking you... (Odysseus Elytis, Banquet Sp. 1979)
He (Giorgos Seferis) had picked them (flowers) himself on Hymettus, the mountain a few miles east of Athens where Aphrodite had her miraculous spring and where ever since antiquity, hyacinths grow wild in a profusion which makes the whole mountain smell of honey... - "Take with you the light of hyacinths and baptize it in the wellspring of day" and assures her that "when you glitter in the sun that on you glides waterdrops, and deathless hyacinths, and silences, I proclaim you the only reality"... - "I considered surrealism," he says on the one hand, "as the last available oxygen - in a dying world, dying, at least, in Europe... - We are used to seeing Greece's treasure of myths melted down and remoulded to contemporary West-European patterns. We have an Antigone a la Racine, an Antigone a la Anouilh and we shall have more. For Elytis such treatment is odious, a rationalistic pot-cultivation of wildflowers. He himself writes no Antigone a la Breton. He imitates no myths at all and attacks those compatriots who do... - Greek as a language, he says, opposes a pessimistic description of life, and for "la poesie maudite" it has no expressions. For West-Europeans all mysticism is associated with the darkness and the night, but for the Greeks light is the great mystery and every radiant day its recurrent miracle. The sun, the sea and love are the basic and purifying elements... (O. Elytis, Pres. Sp. 1979)
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