Giovanni Pascoli: Mare/Sea

Mare   Giovanni Pascoli   M'affaccio alla finestra, e vedo il mare: vanno le stelle, tremolano l'onde. Vedo stelle passare, onde passare: un guizzo chiama, un palpito risponde.   Ecco sospira l'acqua, alita il vento: sul mare è apparso un bel ponte d'argento.   Ponte gettato sui laghi sereni, per chi dunque sei fatto e…Read more Giovanni Pascoli: Mare/Sea

Mario Luzi: Marina (inspired by Marina by T. S. Eliot)

“First consideration: Poetry is, in theory, untranslatable. And yet (and this is the second consideration) poetry is translated; nevertheless, we read poetry in translation; nevertherless, we know poets―and important poets that are essential to our culture, to our very idea of poetry―only thanks to translation.” G. Raboni MarinaMario LuziChe acque affaticate contro la fioca riva,che…Read more Mario Luzi: Marina (inspired by Marina by T. S. Eliot)

Experiments in translation: Hardy, Montale & me

Experiments in translation: Montale translates Hardy, and I translate Montale's translation of Hardy. I love Montale as a poet; I think I love him a little less as a translator (but isn't that, as Levi* states, a common occurence?). In this section called experiments in translation, I will try to translate Montale’s translation of Hardy’s…Read more Experiments in translation: Hardy, Montale & me