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Kalevala (2): Name Translations in Runos 1 & 2

How does an author decide how to represent a name from another land, language and culture, when writing a translated work? This issue is interesting enough, I think, to examine in some detail, with the side-by-side comparison of three different translations. Continue reading

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The Kalevala (1)

My deepest apologies for not having contributed to this blog in over a year.  For any of you who are still paying attention to what goes on here, I applaud your tenacity.  As a note, this post is intended to … Continue reading

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Flower of the Field

“This is the day the Lord has made; Let us rejoice in it and be glad.”  – Psalm 118: 24 O blooming flower of the field, what joy there is in thee! Without a single word or sound thou speakest … Continue reading

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The Springtime of My Soul

Based on one of the truest stories I know.  (by the way, I wrote this after the sonnet form, though it doesn’t match precisely) The Springtime of My Soul The spring is late this year and winter’s reign, Has lingered … Continue reading

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Four Short Verses for May

Read them together if you like, or take them separately – four little poems that came to me on this beautiful May morning.  Happy May Day!  And happy Feast of St. Joseph! The mist obscures far-away things, as if to … Continue reading

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A Raindrop

Here is a free verse poem that I just composed about a week ago, after looking at a raindrop clinging to the outside of a window.  I hope you all enjoy it! A Raindrop Once I found the world, Reflected … Continue reading

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My Wood in Maine

I have so far only posted my free verse poetry, so I thought this time I would publish a poem in a more regular style (after all, with a name like Serendipity, this blog should be less predictable!).  Here is … Continue reading

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Rejuvenation

Here’s another original free verse poem, written (as you might have guessed) just after a rainstorm.  I love the fresh, liquid clarity of the atmosphere when the rain has just ceased to fall.  I hope this poem brings some of … Continue reading

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Unique

This being my first post, I thought I would publish an original poem of mine that sums up the chief purpose of this weblog: to add some color and originality to the world. Unique a solitary Crimson norway maple, standing … Continue reading

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