παίζει ο μπούσουλας καρτίνι με καρτίνι.

English translation: how the compass wavers from one quarter to the next.

13:39 May 25, 2020
Greek to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / Kavadias
Greek term or phrase: παίζει ο μπούσουλας καρτίνι με καρτίνι.
Hi
The mysterious last line of Kuro Siwo:
παίζει ο μπούσουλας καρτίνι με καρτίνι.
https://midifiles.gr/lyrics/kuro-siwo-gianis-kutras-1979/
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Simon
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English translation:how the compass wavers from one quarter to the next.
Explanation:
I'm sure a more poetic way can be found :)
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3 +3how the compass wavers from one quarter to the next.
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how the compass wavers from one quarter to the next.


Explanation:
I'm sure a more poetic way can be found :)


    https://www.lexigram.gr/lex/enni/%CE%BA%CE%B1%CF%81%CF%84%CE%AF%CE%BD%CE%B9#Hist0
    Reference: http://www.greek-language.gr/greekLang/modern_greek/tools/le...
Angeliki Papadopoulou
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agree  Nick Lingris: "how the compass plays from quarter to quarter" in The Collected Poems of Nikos Kavadias. The web page translation is a hoot.
22 mins
  -> It is indeed! I like your improvement :)

agree  Nadia-Anastasia Fahmi: Bonjour!
15 hrs

agree  rokotas
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