"I was given the Hellenic tongue
my house a humble one on the sandy shores of Homer.
My only care my tongue on the sandy shores of Homer.
The sea-bream and perch
green currents with the cerulean
all that I saw blazing in my entrails
with the first words of the Sirens
pink shells with their first dark tremors."
Odysseus Elitis (from Axion Esti, 1959)