Katerina Katsiri


On shades...


Birds stand on wood,

their reality is clear

but their shades are not real;

the shadows can not appear

without birds standing there,

the number of them equal

to the number of shades

The birds have bright colour

yet their shades are dimmed


Birds are creatures,

they live and die

Death can not appear

without life

Is life the shade of death?

And our souls

that make death paler

or brighter than life?


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