Imago lacus

The picture above was taken by a dear friend, the American poet Debra Kang Dean (please do not use it without permission). I met Debra three years before, when I went to Walden to work with his late husband Brad, a great Thoreau scholar. Once we spent hours tracking this quotation: "Some men go fishing all their lives without ever realizing it's not fish they are after." We concluded that Thoreau never wrote it, but si non è vero...

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Un poema de Salman Masalha-ren poema bat

HEBREERAZ IDAZTEN DUT

Ama hizkuntza ez dudan
hebreeraz idazten dut nik
                                         munduan gal nadin

galduta sentitzen ez denak
ez du inoiz osotasuna aurkituko.


I WRITE IN HEBREW

I write in Hebrew
which is not my mother tongue, to lose myself in the world.
Whoever does not feel lost
will never find integrity.


YO ESCRIBO EN HEBREO

Yo escribo en lengua hebrea
que no es mi lengua materna, para perderme en el mundo.
Quien no se siente perdido
nunca encontrará la integridad.


Luisa Futoransky y Marta Teilbaum (eds.) 
Poesía contemporánea en lengua hebrea (Libros del Aire, 2012)

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