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Poems Found in Translation · 21h ago

Li Bai: "The River Merchant's Wife: a Love Song" (From Chinese)

This poem or, at least, something ostensibly resembling this poem, has become quite famous in English under the title "The River Merchant's Wife: A Letter" done by the hand of Ezra Pound (to...
Poems Found in Translation · 11M ago

Nikolajs Ķurzēns: Autumn Elegy (From Esperanto)

Autumn ElegyNikolajs ĶurzēnsTranslated by A.Z. Foreman It rained all yesterday, today it's rainingSo too tomorrow drops will slip and strewWearily as the weary minutes doOf this my life — ai...
Poems Found in Translation · 21h ago

Archilochus: Epic Win (From Greek)

Epic Win By ArchilochusTranslated by A.Z. ForemanBy the sword I get my daily breadAnd my cyclops-stunning wine,And by the sword I drunkenly Recline.The Original:ἐν δορὶ μέν μοι μᾶζα μεμαγμέν...
Poems Found in Translation · 4d ago

Michelangelo: "Sulfur Heart" for Tommaso de' Cavalieri (From Italian)

For Tommaso de' CavalieriBy Michelangelo BuonarrotiTranslated by A.Z. Foreman With sulfur heart, with wickerwork for flesh,with bones of drywood kindling, with a soul that has no guide and n...
Poems Found in Translation · 4d ago

Hadrian: Death Song (From Latin)

Death SongBy Emperor HadrianTranslated by A.Z. ForemanYou spirited little wandererMy soul, sole guest of my home bodyWhere are you quickening to nowSolemn, sullen, pale, bare afterThe way yo...
Poems Found in Translation · 1w ago

Bialik: On Going Back (From Hebrew)

On Coming BackHaim Nachman BialikTranslated by A.Z. ForemanAgain I see: a wizened man,His shriveled features cramped with stricture,A shadow of dry straw, a leafDrifting, sifting over script...
Poems Found in Translation · 1w ago

An Announcement of Nuisance

Dropbox has decided to dick with me.Dropbox (where most of my audio files are hosted) has disabled the Public Folder feature. Most of my audio links no longer work. To get them working again...
Poems Found in Translation · 3W ago

Tymnes: Epitaph For a Loved One (From Greek)

Epitaph For a Loved OneBy Tymnes (c. 3rd-2nd cent. B.C.)Translated by A.Z. ForemanHere lies the white dog from Malta, alone. Loyal guard of Eumelus' house, in life They called him Bullyboy. ...
Poems Found in Translation · 1M ago

Quevedo: How All Things Warn of Death (From Spanish)

How All Things Warn Of DeathBy Francisco de Quevedo y VillegasTranslated by A.Z. Foreman     I looked upon the walls of my old land,so strong once, and now moldering away,worn out by Time's ...
Poems Found in Translation · 1M ago

Borges: Ewigkeit (From Spanish)

EwigkeitJorge Luis BorgesTranslated by A.Z. ForemanLet Spanish verse turn on my tongue, affirmOnce more in me what it has always saidSince Seneca in Latin: that true dreadSentence that all i...