Poets translating Poets: Roberta De Piccoli & Emily Dickenson

  There is a pain   Emily Dickenson   There is a pain—so utter— It swallows substance up— Then covers the Abyss with Trance— So Memory can step Around—across—upon it— As one within a Swoon— Goes safely—where an open eye— Would drop Him—Bone by Bone. Esiste una pena   Emily Dickenson   Esiste una pena…Read more Poets translating Poets: Roberta De Piccoli & Emily Dickenson

Poets translating poets: Paolo Ottaviani & Derek Walcott

  Missing the Sea Derek Walcott     Something removed roars in the ears of this house, Hangs its drapes windless, stuns mirrors Till reflections lack substance. Some sound like the gnashing of windmills ground To a dead halt; A deafening absence, a blow. It hoops this valley, weighs this mountain, Estranges gesture, pushes this…Read more Poets translating poets: Paolo Ottaviani & Derek Walcott

Poets translating Poets: Patrizia Sardisco & Maya Angelou

I know why the caged bird sings by Maya Angelou   A free bird leaps on the back Of the wind and floats downstream Till the current ends and dips his wing In the orange suns rays And dares to claim the sky. But a BIRD that stalks down his narrow cage Can seldom see…Read more Poets translating Poets: Patrizia Sardisco & Maya Angelou

Poets translating poets: Costantino Belmonte & W. B. Yeats

The Mask  William Butler Yeats "PUT off that mask of burning gold With emerald eyes." "O no, my dear, you make so bold To find if hearts be wild and wise, And yet not cold." "I would but find what's there to find, Love or deceit." "It was the mask engaged your mind, And after…Read more Poets translating poets: Costantino Belmonte & W. B. Yeats