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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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Song in the Manner of Housman

Ezra Pound

O woe, woe,
People are born and die,
We also shall be dead pretty soon
Therefore let us act as if we were
dead already.

The bird sits on the hawthorn tree
But he dies also, presently.
Some lads get hung, and some get shot.
Woeful is this human lot.
Woe! woe, etcetera . . . .

London is a woeful place,
Shropshire is much pleasanter.
Then let us smile a little space
Upon fond nature's morbid grace.
Oh, Woe, woe, woe, etcetera . . . .

From "Canzoni", 1911