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SONG OF THE STILL GARDENER

What you didn’t suspect was she lives trembling in the air. In a treasury of the day which you scarcely touch. Moments come and go laden with no one to look at them.

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THE KEEPER OF FLOCKS – XXI

If I could caress in my mouth the whole world And feel-her full bodied taste, And if the earth was a thing to bite upon Would I be happier for that brief moment… But I don’t always want to be … Continue reading

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Posted in David Scanlon (Translations), Fernando Pessoa, Poetry, Translation | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

TO A POET A THOUSAND YEARS HENCE

I who am dead a thousand years ………And wrote this sweet archaic song, Send you my words for messengers ………The way I shall not pass along.

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I KNOW THE TRUTH

I Know The Truth! All previous truths – depart! We don’t have to with others be fight seekers. Behold: see night: soon the darkness will start. What do you say – poets, lovers, and leaders?

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SONNETS FROM THE PORTUGUESE – XLI

I thank you all, who have loved me so right with your hearts entwined in mine. Thank-you each, who have remained: in her voices-view when my prison-walls appeared so tight;

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Posted in David Scanlon (Translations), Elizabeth Barrett-Browning, Poetry, Rainer Maria Rilke (Translations), Translation | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment