as month July
crossed Avenue T. Vladimirescu
on a bicycle
in Sinaia

in a red
cloak cross-legged sitting
over Revolution
was teaching History
to the cherries

Leyla, a midwife from Damietta
refers to the Kepler Laws :
with Fullmoon uncompromising
I do not recognize the midday crossing
of the Sun
its True Heading
the height of the stars
today 07.11.1980
right from within female Danube's womb
I bare
the smile and the eyes
of cupid .

George Vlachos

Translation : Christos Rodoullas Tsiailis