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Tag Archives: poetry
beginning buried in blackness,
bit by bit, bright beams breach the barrier,
thoughtfully shining thread-like through the silence.
inside, in the center, something stirs. Continue reading
A hundred raindrops falling on the just and the unjust A hundred fingers tapping thoughtfully at window panes A hundred miles walked to a holy place A hundred voices speaking softly from the heart A hundred kisses blossoming briefly, never … Continue reading
faded memories particles clinging for a time forming meaning in words and shapes bullet points or diagrams a beautiful mess barely readable – yet maybe worth the understanding a landscape left or a portrait fit for the Louvre or the … Continue reading
Werd’ ich rein wie Edelstein, Einmal in der Zukunft sein? Oder frei wie Falken fliegen, Über dunkle Wolken siegen? Wozu werd’ ich endlich werden, Wie lang stehe ich noch auf Erden? Werd’ ich meine Teufel umbringen, Bevor sie selbst auf mich … Continue reading
I could stand still if I knew where I was headed, but the light is gone long since; I have lost my destination (or destiny) in the fog. To walk is stumbling steps, starting, stopping, striking stones before my faltering … Continue reading
As the third episode in my series about the Elias Lönnrot’s Kalevala, I want to speak just a little about the influence its publication has had on literature beyond the borders of its native land. You may know, or may … Continue reading
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
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