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Poetry in Translation (CLVIII): Remco CAMPERT (b. 1929, The Hague), “Lost Cause”, “Cauză pierdută”, “Verloren Partij”

December 30th, 2012 · No Comments · International Media, Poetry, quotations, Translations

Poetry in Translation (CLVIII): Remco CAMPERT (b. 1929, The Hague), “Lost Cause”, “Cauză pierdută”, “Verloren Partij”

Remco Campert by Siegfried Woldhek

Remco Campert by Siegfried Woldhek

THE NETHELANDS – Remco CAMPERT (b. 1929, The Hague), “Lost Cause”, “Cauză pierdută”, “Verloren Partij”
From the volume: “Idreamt in the Cities at Night”

Lost Cause

In the city centre
Have it your own way I said
houses all around
Soon succumbing to the daily
Lack of care

Lost cause

Your face
As I once pictured it
No longer showed up anywhere

at night I stand on the canal bank
where the black water flows
and think not yet

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Cauză pierdută

În inima cetăţii
i-am spus urmează-ţi drumul
case de jur împrejur
prăbuşindu-se în curând
din lipsă de îngrijire

cauză pierdută

faţa ta
aşa cum mi-o închipuiam
nu s-a mai arătat nicăieri

noaptea stau la cheiul canalului
unde curge negura apelor
şi cuget nu încă

(Rendered in Romanian by Constantin ROMAN, London
© 2012, Copyright Constantin ROMAN)

Campert I Dreamed In The Cities At Night

Campert I Dreamed In The Cities At Night

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