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...

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Ilargi beteko poema / de luna llena / full moon poem

¿Para qué sirve leer poesía del siglo XIX? Entre otras cosas, para que tres chavales islandeses cojan un poema de Steingrímur Thorsteinsson y hagan esto antes de cumplir los veinte (Basque and English translation embedded in the video):


Góða tungl um loft þú líður,
ljúft við skýja silfur skaut.
Eins og viljinn alvalds býður,
eftir þinni vissu braut.
Öllum þreyttum, ljós þitt ljáðu,
læðstu um glugga sérhvern inn.
Lát í húmi, hjörtun þjáðu 
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Steingrímur Thorsteinsson (1831-1913)
Kantua eta bideoa: Samaris (2013)
Itzulpenak: ACdR (2014)

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