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Poetry in Translation (CCCL), Nichita STĂNESCU (1933-1983) ROMANIA: “De dragoste ”, “About love”

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Poetry in Translation (CCCL), Nichita STĂNESCU (1933-1983) ROMANIA: “De dragoste ”, “About love”

Nichita Stanescu

Nichita Stanescu

De dragoste

Ea stă plictisită şi foarte frumoasă
părul ei negru este supărat
mâna ei luminoasă
demult m-a uitat, –
demult s-a uitat şi pe sine
cum atârnă pe ceafa scaunului.
Eu mă înec în lumine
şi scrâşnesc în crugul anului.
Îi arăt dinţii din gură,
dar ea ştie că eu nu râd,
dulcea luminii făptură
mie, pe mine mă infăţişează pe când
ea stă plictisită şi foarte frumoasă
şi eu numai pentru ea trăiesc
în lumea fioroasă
de sub ceresc.

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About love

She looks so bored, yet she is still so pretty,
her ebony composure is upset …
her hand so bright, her face appears so witty…
she had forsaken me – I feel too wet!
she even had forgotten herself, a while ago,
as now she leans, nonchalant, on a stool.
Drown to her light, as in some vertigo,
I clench my fists, I know I am a fool.
I bare my teeth, which now they feel so tight,
she knows I am not laughing…
now she’s mine – this sweet being, so bright
I reflect in her mirror…. Yet conceding
that she appears too bored…. but far too pretty,
as I only exist for her sake,
in this scary old world, no longer witty,
for now, as ever, my longing, still, will ache.

Versiune în limba Engleză de Constantin ROMAN,
© 2015 Copyright Constantin ROMAN, London

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01+POSTER+NICHITA+FINAL+FINAL+(1) SHORT BIO: Ploieşti-born Nichita Hristea Stănescu (March 31, 1933 – December 13, 1983) was a Romanian poet and essayist. After finishing the local high school, he went on to study Romanian language and literature at the University of Bucharest, graduating in 1957. Nichita Stănescu made his literary debut in the Tribuna literary magazine. His editorial debut, in 1960, was the volume of poetry Sensul iubirii (“The Aim of Love”), He was the recipient of numerous literary awards, the most important being the Herder Prize, in 1975 and a nomination for the Nobel Prize in 1980. The last volume of poetry published in his lifetime, in 1982, was Noduri şi semne (“Knots and Signs”). After consuming three marriages and excess drink, he died in 1983.

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