Angelos Kouros’ “I swear to you on the mountain, I have no holier oath” is a poetic narration of an exodus from the city to the mountains – a narration of a much-needed catharsis.
Formed as a unified poem, it has all the elements that make poetry great: the specific, the tangible, the “deep” (in the sense of conceiving metaphysical meaning) and at the same time the “simple” with the Giorgos Seferis’ way “to speak simply, to be granted that grace”. The collection was originally published in the volume “σου ορκίζομαι στο βουνό, ιερότερο όρκο δεν έχω” in 2020 by “Kapa Publications” in Greece to critical acclaim. Featuring expert translation by Angelos Sakkis this volume also includes an addendum with notes on all the relevant mountains and trees.
Illustrations by Lefteris Fotopoulos.
“I swear to you on the mountain, I have no holier oath” by Angelos Kouros
4th of June 2022, 20:00
Zinni 8-10, Koukaki