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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
The Red Fish
By Eunice Tietjens, trans.
 
From “Modern Greek Popular Songs”
From Antonin Proust’s French version

I KISSED her red lips; they dyed my own.
I wiped them with a kerchief, and the kerchief was dyed. I washed the kerchief in the stream and the shores of the stream were dyed; the waves of the sea kissed the shores of the stream, and the sea grew red.
That is why the little fish are grown red also; that is why, when I see them flickering, I think of Photini of the red lips.
 
 
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