[…]Nothing in the brain but a dead echo of the sky. Only in the hollow of his left ear some light fine sand, as though in a shell. Which means that often he had walked by the sea alone with the pain of love and the roar of the wind. As for those particles of fire on his groin, they show that he moved time hours ahead whenever he embraced a woman. We shall have early fruit this year.

Extract from ‘Autopsy’ by Odysseas Elytis  translated by Edmund Keeley and Philip (read the entire Autopsy here) and  images by Raphael Fagundes (VIA vulgare)

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