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, February 2, 2014

Beste trikuarena

Agindutakoa zor, gaur ekingo diot lehenengo hezkuntzako haurrentzat egokia izan daitekeen poema zerrendari. Honako hau maisu horrek aipatu zuen: “Historia Naturalis” kontakizun zahar bat, Thoreauk Wild Applesen jaso zuena eta beste guraso batekin (ikastolan bertan ezagututakoa) batera zortziko handian moldatu genuena:
Liburu zaharrek esaten dute
trikuak holakoetan

sagarra etxera eramaten du
zintzilik bere arantzetan
bere gainean zilipurdika
edo jira eta bira

trikutxoek jan ditzaten dabil
sagarrak baldin badira.
Hemen jatorrizkoa (1862), non Thoreauk bere iturriak aipatzen dituen:
I learn from Topsell’s Gesner, whose authority appears to be Albertus, that the following is the way in which the hedge-hog collects and carries home his apples. He says,—”His meat is apples, worms, or grapes: when he findeth apples or grapes on the earth, he rolleth himself upon them, until he have filled all his prickles, and then carrieth them home to his den, never bearing above one in his mouth; and if it fortune that one of them fall off by the way, he likewise shaketh off all the residue, and walloweth upon them afresh, until they be all settled upon his back again. So, forth he goeth, making a noise like a cart-wheel; and if he have any young ones in his nest, they pull off his load wherewithal he is loaded, eating thereof what they please, and laying up the residue for the time to come.”
Henry David Thoreau, Jon Altuna Iza “Oxan” eta ACdR
Thoreauren sagarrak eta aintzira (autoedizioa, 2012)

PS. Goiko irudia ezagutarazi didan irakurleari eskerrak. Antza denez,  Thoreauk aipatzen duen  Gesner-en liburutik dator (Historia Animalium, 1551-1558).

4 comments:

  1. arantzetan josita
    http://goo.gl/LLVpNN

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  2. ohh… eskerrik asko! Inoiz ez dut halakorik ikusi, saiatuko naiz iturria jartzen eta sarrera eguneratzen.

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  3. Porcupine 2. N.d. Vintage Printable. Web. 5 Feb. 2014. . In the public domain.

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  4. ups! esteka falta da: http://goo.gl/VikA77

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