Carol’s beautiful “Book of Wisdom” was love at first sight for me. So, like Pam (blkcow), I decided to make my own book of wisdom with favourite poems and quotes. Thanks Carol for the inspiration.

Photo: Honeymoon in Hydra, 41 years ago.

The Dolphin girl
Between Spetses and Hydra in the open sea
Look, a dolphin-girl pops up in front of me!

Hey babe, I say, where’s your petticoat,
So naked, you are to seek your boyfriend?

I have no boyfriend she replies
Just came to see what happens.

She dives into the waves and disappears,
Then up and holds the boat again.

O Lord forgive me, I bend to have a look,
And she gives me a kiss, the wicked child.

Like lemon trees her breasts smell nice
And all that blue shines in her eyes.

Come on babe, climb up, we are off,
And five times round the skies we went.
Odysseas Elytis
Poem from the collection (ta ro tou erota - The Rhos of Eros).

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