The eternal drone of a thousand hives of bees
orange grove and flower of prickly pear
create honey of pure, golden sweetness
more constant, unquenchable than any machine.
Ano Vouves the world’s oldest olive tree
gnarls and twists succulent dark secrets
to fruition even after four thousand years.
Slender many coloured cats brood in its belly.
|The Cretan countryside is far older than the ruins of Knossos|