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Poetry in translation, (CCLXIX): Juan Ramón Jiménez Mantecón (1881 -1958), SPAIN/ANDALUSIA: “Primavera encendida”, “Fired spring”, “O primavară fierbinte”

March 3rd, 2014 · No Comments · International Media, PEOPLE, Poetry, quotations, Translations

Fired Spring
(to Antonio Machado)

(Juan Ramón Jiménez Mantecón,
1881 -1958)

Real friendship, clear mirror
where the illusion looks itself!…
…They look like more beautiful, calmer clouds.
I feel this evening, Antonio,
your heart in the breeze.
The evening smells of glory.

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Poetry in translation (CCLXVIII): Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564), Italy/Tuscany ): “Noaptea în capela Medici”, “The sculpture of Night in the Medici chapels”, “Madrigale”

March 2nd, 2014 · No Comments · International Media, PEOPLE, Poetry, quotations, Translations

Caro m’è’l sonno, più l’esser di sasso,
mentre che ’l danno el la vergogna dura:
non veder, non sentir, m’è ventura;
però non mi destar, deh! parla basso.

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