Hand me some spearmint to smell,
some verbena and some basil,
with these to kiss you, but what shall I first recall.
The cistern with the doves, the archangel's sword,
the orchard with the stars and the deep well?
The nights I strolled you
across the other end of the sky
and watched you ascend,
like the sister of the morning star?
Marina, green star,
Marina, light of the morning star,
Marina of mine, wild dove and
lily of the summertime.
The poem Marina by Odysseas Elytis was put into music by Mikis Theodorakis and sung by Soula Birbili.