Category Archives: David Scanlon (Translations)

Poems Translated by David Scanlon

THE STEPS

Your steps, child of my silence, Heavenly, patiently arranged, Move to the bed of vigilance, A process silent and unchanged.

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SAPPHO: A GIFT FOR HER STUDENTS

For you this gift of words in song on Muses wing descends Upon that glorious melody on which her lyre songs depend – Take you these moments, which with age leave me now As dark hair turns to grey, and … Continue reading

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ONLY-THEN – तब

Fragility colliding with the void Results in an outcry of suffering, Which spreads evenly across all In our world in need of buffering! Stars maybe dissolving in our time As word-breaths touch each light, In each other we mirror sad … Continue reading

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DETERMINATION – निश्चय

For many nights Darkness bathed, Reddened by day Amber dusk fades; Stars sky of light Hazy and unclear, Swimming sighs Moon now steers!

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EMERGING – आना 

Whose voice is it that Is heard as silence wept, Coming from weak souls Her vibrations they slept! Dancing moves of eyes Are fixed with heavy lids, Becoming passive now A tear filled eye forbids.

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