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Poetry in Translation (CCCXCV), ROMANIA/SPAIN – Horia VINTILĂ (1915, Segarcea, Romania – 1992, Madrid, Spain) – “Echilibru”, “Balance”

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Poetry in Translation (CCCXCV), ROMANIA/SPAIN – Horia VINTILĂ (1915, Segarcea, Romania – 1992, Madrid, Spain) – “Echilibru”, “Balance”

Vintila Horia

Vintila Horia

Horia VINTILĂ

(1915, Romania -1992, Spain)

ECHILIBRU

Te voi iubi din umbră, necunoscut şi grav,
Pe drumurile toamnei îţi voi ciopli icoană
Şi-n fiecare frunză, cu patimi de zugrav,
Voi auri feeric altare de prigoană

În razele de soare, ca-n ape reci de vis,
Voi risipi medalii cu chipul tău săpat
Şi fiecare frunză va fi un paraclis
Şi fiecare toamnă un drum înmormântat.

Tu ştii să treci senină, cu braţele-n rotund
Şi palid joc de umbre tăiate-n marmori reci.
Eu rup din mine zvonuri şi clinchete de gând
Ca să păstrezi surâsul şi ritmul tău pe veci.

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Horia VINTILĂ
(1915, Romania – 1992, Spain)

BALANCE

I’ll love you, from the shadows, still unbeknown to you,
At these autumnal crossroads I’ll fashion you your statue…
With every falling leaf, and all my artist’s passion
I’ll dedicate, in Heaven, the stations of my cross.

Under the dazzling sun rays, under the cold stream’s spell,
I’ll show the world your icon, for which, my soul, I gave…
By gathering these tree leaves, to make your sacred chapel,
All the autumnal pathways, now lead to our grave.

You’re passing, like a fairy, in shimmering of shadows,
Which ripple in the echoes, to freeze in marble stone.
As in my singing body reverberates your music
Which keeps your smile eternal, with its angelic tone.

 

Rendered in English by Constantin ROMAN, London,
© 2016 Copyright Constantin ROMAN

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