Αναγνωστάκης Μανώλης – Επιτύμβιον


Πέθανες κι έγινες κι εσύ: ο καλός.
Ο λαμπρός άνθρωπος, ο οικογενειάρχης, ο πατριώτης.
Τριάντα έξη στέφανα σε συνοδέψανε, τρεις λόγοι αντιπροέδρων,
εφτά ψηφίσματα για τις υπέροχες υπηρεσίες που πρόσφερες.
Α, ρε Λαυρέντη, εγώ που μόνο το ‘ξερα τι κάθαρμα ήσουν,
τι κάλπικος παράς, μια ολόκληρη ζωή μέσα στο ψέμα.
Κοιμού εν ειρήνη δε θα ‘ρθω την ησυχία σου να ταράξω.
(Εγώ, μια ολόκληρη ζωή μες στη σιωπή θα την εξαγοράσω
πολύ ακριβά κι όχι με τίμημα το θλιβερό σου το σαρκίο).
Κοιμού εν ειρήνη. Ως ήσουν πάντα στη ζωή: ο καλός,
ο λαμπρός άνθρωπος, ο οικογενειάρχης, ο πατριώτης.

Δε θα ‘σαι ο πρώτος ούτε δα κι ο τελευταίος.



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3 responses to “Αναγνωστάκης Μανώλης – Επιτύμβιον

  1. I’d never heard of Manolis Anagnostakis before reading this post. So, I looked him up and found an entry for him in Wikipedia – not the most reliable source in the world, but certainly ‘wiki’ (quick, convenient). So, when I read in the wiki entry that for most English speaking people, he was relatively unkown, I felt a little better about not knowing anything about him. What wiki said about him, if it is accurate, was incredibly interesting – he’d managed to outlive a death sentence (really?). Do you happen to know who the author of this tombstone inscription was? "I would ransom off an entire life in silence…" (the parenthesis) seems to have been written by this author but I didn’t get any clues to his/her identity.

  2. Wow. Your rough version looks pretty good! I wondered who "Ego" was. Hahahaha…I imagined that this was actually inscribed on a tombstone…*sheepish shrug* LOL It’s embarassing that I did not remember the previous post.

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