Saturday, 31 March 2007

Pink Floyd - Time

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way.
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way

Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain.
You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today.
And then one day you find ten years have got behind you.
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun.

So you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it's sinking
Racing around to come up behind you again.
The sun is the same in a relative way but you're older,
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death.

Every year is getting shorter never seem to find the time.
Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines
Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way
The time is gone, the song is over,
Thought I'd something more to say.

Ένα Ποίημα τής Κατερίνας

Κουρελιασμένοι απ' τ' αγριεμένα κύματα
πεταμένα υπολείμματα για πάντα από δω και μπρος
στο σκοτεινό θάλαμο της γης
με ισκιωμένο το μυαλό
απ' το ξέφρενο κυνηγητό
τις ασάλευτης πορείας των άστρων
οι τελευταίοι
απόθεσαν το κουρασμένο κεφάλι τους
στην τελετουργία των ανεμοστρόβιλων καιρών.
Κι άνθρωποι δεν υπήρχανε.
κι ένα άσπρο χιόνι σιωπής
σκέπασε οριστικά τις βυθισμένες πόλεις...

  Katerina Gogou

Sunday, 25 March 2007

Ένα Θάμα Τού Χειμώνα

Σ'ενα πλακόστρωτο υγρό

Τής πρώτης τής βροχής
καυτό σινιάλο,

Μικρό το θάμα που περίμενα
-Μιά ανεμώνα

Σάν κέντημα νωπό
-Στήν πλάτη τού χειμώνα..

Παναγιώτης Ξουραφάς

Tuesday, 20 March 2007

Leonard Cohen - Famous Blue Raincoat

It's four in the morning, the end of December
I'm writing you now just to see if you're better
New York is cold, but I like where I'm living
There's music on Clinton Street all through the evening.
I hear that you're building your little house deep in the desert
You're living for nothing now, I hope you're keeping some kind of record.

Yes, and Jane came by with a lock of your hair
She said that you gave it to her
That night that you planned to go clear
Did you ever go clear?

Ah, the last time we saw you you looked so much older
Your famous blue raincoat was torn at the shoulder
You'd been to the station to meet every train
And you came home without Lili Marlene

And you treated my woman to a flake of your life
And when she came back she was nobody's wife.

Well I see you there with the rose in your teeth
One more thin gypsy thief
Well I see Jane's awake

She sends her regards.

And what can I tell you my brother, my killer
What can I possibly say?
I guess that I miss you, I guess I forgive you
I'm glad you stood in my way.

If you ever come by here, for Jane or for me
Your enemy is sleeping, and his woman is free.

Yes, and thanks, for the trouble you took from her eyes
I thought it was there for good so I never tried.

And Jane came by with a lock of your hair
She said that you gave it to her
That night that you planned to go clear

Sincerely, L. Cohen