Welcome to old-books.gr

Our shop has been operating in Thessaloniki under the name Christos and Nestor C. Kavvadas since 1979. We collect and sell mainly books and archive material from the 20th century. In addition, our stock includes printed and hand-written documents of all descriptions relating to the everyday life and activities of Greeks in the same century. We would like to thank you for visiting our site and are at your service either to provide you with items from our catalogue or any related information.

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Grace Before Song

Ezra Pound

Lord God of heaven that with mercy dight
Th'alternate prayer wheel of the night and light
Eternal hath to thee, and in whose sight
Our days as rain drops in the sea surge fall,

As bright white drops upon a leaden sea
Grant so my songs to this grey folk may be:

As drops that dream and gleam and falling catch the sun
Evan'scent mirrors every opal one
Of such his splendor as their compass is,
So, bold My Songs, seek ye such death as this.

From "A Lume Spento", 1908