Robert Graves, Lamia in Love (Ρόμπερτ Γκρέιβς: Η Λάμια ερωτευμένη, απόδοση: Σπύρος Δόικας)

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Lamia in Love
Robert Graves

Need of this man was her ignoble secret:
Desperate for love, yet loathing to deserve it
She wept pure tears of sorrow when his eyes
Betrayed mistrust in her impeccable lies.

Η Λάμια ερωτευμένη
Ρόμπερτ Γκρέιβς (απόδοση: Σπύρος Δόικας)

Το ότι τον είχε ανάγκη, ήταν το άθλιο μυστικό της
Απελπισμένη για αγάπη, απρόθυμη όμως να φανεί αντάξιά της,
Έκλαψε με μαύρο δάκρυ, όταν τα μάτια του
Πρόδωσαν τη δυσπιστία του στ’ άψογα ψέματά της.

The Lamia: In this 1909 painting by
Herbert James Draper, Lamia has human legs
and a snakeskin around her waist. There is also
a small snake on her right forearm

In ancient Greek mythology, Lamia (Greek: Λάμια) was a beautiful queen of Libya who became a child-eating daemon. While the word lamia literally means large shark in Greek, Aristophanes claimed her name derived from the Greek word for gullet (λαιμός; laimos), referring to her habit of devouring children.


Robert Graves biography, works and poetry index

Robert Ranke Graves (24 July 1895 – 7 December 1985) was an English poet, translator and novelist. During his long life, he produced more than 140 works. He was the son of the Anglo-Irish writer Alfred Perceval Graves and Amalie von Ranke, a niece of historian Leopold von Ranke. He was the brother of the author Charles Patrick Graves and half-brother of Philip Graves.

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