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Poetry in Translation (CCCLI), Constantin Virgil GHEORGHIU (1916-1992) ROMANIA, FRANCE: ”Sonnet”, “Sonet”

August 22nd, 2015 · No Comments · Diaspora, Famous People, International Media, PEOPLE, Poetry, quotations, Translations

Virgil Gheorghiu, Sonet (fragment):
Asemeni lui, purtând un vis în minte,
Poeţii îşi ating desăvârşirea
Zidind iubirea vieţii în cuvinte.
Now minstrels sing his praise and utter Glory
The good and great will bring his fame abroad:
His monument to Love enshrines his Story.
Rendered in English by Constantin ROMAN,
© 2015 Copyright Constantin ROMAN, London

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“Blouse Roumaine – The Unsung Voices of Romanian Women” – Selected and Introduced by Constantin Roman (Extracts from the Biography of Carmen Sylva – Queen Elisabeth of Romania)

April 28th, 2014 · No Comments · Books, Diaspora, History, International Media, PEOPLE, Poetry, quotations, Reviews, Translations

Vincent van Gogh about Elisabeth of Romania:
“A childless woman is like a bell without a clapper—the sound of the bronze would perhaps be beautiful, but no one will ever hear it.”
Quoted by Vincent van Gogh In a Letter to Theo Saint-Rémy, 19 September 1889

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Poetry in Translation (CXXXVI): Edith SITWELL (1887-1964) – “Answers”, “Răspunsuri”

October 24th, 2012 · 1 Comment · International Media, PEOPLE, Poetry, quotations, Translations

Edith SITWELL (1887-1964) – “Answers”, “Răspunsuri”

I kept my answers small and kept them near;
Big questions bruised my mind but still I let
Small answers be a bulwark to my fear.

Răspunsuri mici păstrez mereu discret
Ca să nu-nfrunte grijile prea mari
Deşi răspunsuri mici răman în piept.
(Rendered in Romanian
by Constantin ROMAN, London,
© 2012, Copyright Constantin ROMAN)

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Poetry in Translation (XXXVII): Bernardo ATXAGA – Poet Basc (n.1951), “VIATA” (Bizitzak)

June 16th, 2006 · Comments Off on Poetry in Translation (XXXVII): Bernardo ATXAGA – Poet Basc (n.1951), “VIATA” (Bizitzak) · PEOPLE, Poetry, Translations

Viata ne-apare
ca un sir de contraste:
Cand nu e-o jungla
E complect desarta
de ori ce vis.

La fel ca Toamna asta,
Cu ferigi palite,
cand i-e dor de
Zapada
si de haite de Lupi
sa fie despuiata
ca infinitul iarna.

Iar Soarelui, Soarelui i-e dor
de raza de lumina pura
orbind ca sageata memoria
Albinelor.

In timp ce Noaptea,
Noaptea viseaza doar
la prima clipa
Cand a fost noapte.

Si-asa
ca Nici o data
sau
ca Intotdeauna
imi bate inima-n
ritmul
acestor doua extreme, fiind, din pacate,
tot ce-mi doresc.

Tradus in Romaneste de Constantin Roman
dupa versiunea Engleza de Amaia Gabantxo
Londra SW1, Iunie 2006

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