Wednesday, November 6, 2013

A Little Sea

Μιά Θάλασσα Μικρή (A Little Sea), a very tender song by the beloved Greek composer and performer Dionysis Savvopoulos.

A little sea
a little sea

is my summer,
my love, my pain

A little sea
in your two eyes shines
every morning

A little sea 

in the tear, the song
in your every kiss
a little sea

A little sea
a little sea
and in the corner my jug
for a summer

it was you 

I sang you
like the strings of the wind
in your black hair

I followed you
like the tall grass,
like the wind
I sang you

A little sea,
a little sea

sadly faired you well
it waits for you
A little sea

 (Translated from the Greek by me)


  1. A most delightful, moving song, very much like a folk song. It’s very beautiful in its simplicity.

    Sandra, if you want to stop feeling like the only voice in the blogosphere I would advise you to visit/follow other bloggers ; if you produce such lovely posts as this one you will soon have them beating a path to your site.

    Yael encouraged me to come here; I came and will be happy to come again.

    1. Hi Friko :) I'm so glad you enjoyed the song. Yes, it is lovely, simple and yet so deep. Savvopoulos a wonderful musician and has been very influential here for decades.

      I read a lot of blogs but only recently figured how to follow them and comment on them. I think I'm getting my bearings now! Thank you for the great advice, I will definitely heed it.

      Yael is a truly amazing person. I'm so glad to know her.

      Thank you for your encouragement, I really appreciate it! I'll keep posting as often as I can. :)