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George Seferis
(Georgios Stylianou Seferiadis)
Greek poet and diplomat
(1900-71)



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As pine trees
hold the wind's imprint
after the wind is gone, is no longer there,
so words retain a man's imprint
after the man has gone, is no longer there.
-- 'One Stage' (1966), in: Complete Poems (Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard, trs., 1995)


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The selection of the above quotes and the writing of the accompanying notes was performed by the author David Paul Wagner.

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