Friday, November 2, 2012

'With an Olive Tree, a Vineyard and a Boat, You Can Rebuild Greece' Google Pays Tribute to Odysseas Elytis

Google honours Odysseas Elytis, Greece's Nobel Prize-Winning Poet

 101 years from his birth, holding papers, with poems flying around,  
Odysseas Elytis is depicted  in his trademark sailor's cap with
the Olive Tree, the Vine and the Boat, that can be used to rebuild Greece... 
essentially Greek images as meaningful and powerful as his timeless poetry

If you take Greece apart,
In the end you will be left with 
an olive tree, a vineyard and a boat...
which means that with these items 
you can rebuild Greece... 

Odysseas Elytis, Nobel Prize for Literature, 1979

Εάν αποσυνθέσεις την Ελλάδα, 
στο τέλος θα δεις 
να σου απομένουν
μια ελιά, ένα αμπέλι κι ένα καράβι....
Που σημαίνει: 
με άλλα τόσα την ξαναφτιάχνεις....

Οδυσσέας Ελύτης

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