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May 6th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Books, Communist Prisons, Diaspora, Famous People, History, International Media, OPINION, PEOPLE, Poetry, POLITICAL DETENTION / DISSENT, quotations, Reviews, Translations

Après la chute de Ceausescu, l’image de la Blouse roumaine retrouva graduellement sa place, lentement, comme le réveil après un cauchemar surréaliste : est-ce que la transition existe ? Est-ce pour de vrai ? Le passé va-t-il se répéter ? Dans ce sens, une mise en garde fut émise par le porte-parole du Parlement polonais lorsqu’il déclara : « Il ne faut que quelques semaines aux Empires pour s’écrouler, mais la mentalité impérialiste a besoin de plusieurs générations avant de disparaître. »

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Poetry in Translation (XXI): Rodica Draghincescu, (b. 1962) – “Nocturnal Embrace”

April 10th, 2005 · Comments Off on Poetry in Translation (XXI): Rodica Draghincescu, (b. 1962) – “Nocturnal Embrace” · Books, PEOPLE, Poetry, Translations

Nocturnal embrace (II)
(Caresse nocturne II)

Evening is set

I swim to the bottom of my inner self

like a sea creature

I avoid memory

Under the bridge of solitude

I steal more secretly than the night

when I go hungry of limbo

I derail amongst the calendar days

tattooing their bodies with embers

“whom amongst you

will come to look for me?”

(Translated from French by Constantin ROMAN)
April 2005

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