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Poetry in Translation (CLXVIII): D.H. LAWRENCE (1885 – 1930), England, – “Volcanic Venus”, “Erupţie vulcanică”

February 7th, 2013 · No Comments · International Media, PEOPLE, Poetry, quotations, Translations

Poetry in Translation (CLXVIII): D.H. LAWRENCE (1885 – 1930), England, – “Volcanic Venus”, “Erupţie vulcanică”

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Volcanic Eruption
D.H. Lawrence (1885 – 1930)

What has happened in the world?
the women are like little volcanoes
all more or less in eruption.
It is very unnerving, moving in a world of smouldering
volcanoes.
It is rather agitating, sleeping with a little Vesuvius.
And exhausting, penetrating the lava-crater of a tiny
Ixtaccihuatl
And never knowing when you’ll provoke an earthquake.

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Erupţie vulcanică
D.H. Lawrence (1885 – 1930)

Vai, în ce lume trăim!
Femeia e ca un vulcan
într-o erupţie aproape nesfârşită.
Suntem cu toţii tensionaţi, umblând într-o lume de vulcani
ce aruncă valuri de cenuşe.
Este tulburător, chiar, să te culci cu o zeiţă în miniatură
şi extenuant să pătrunzi craterul de lavă, al acestui mic Vezuviu
neştiind când vei provoca vre-un cutremur.

(Rendered in Romanian by Constantin ROMAN, London,
© 2013 Copyright Constantin ROMAN)

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