djordje87 Posted December 12, 2015 Report Share Posted December 12, 2015 I would like to learn about some non English poetry. I know that poetry is universal and every country has great poets or writers. It doesn't matter if it is modern, old or just song lyrics. If it has the quality of good poetry please translate it how ever you would like and say something about the author. I will start with few poems i really like. Jovan Dučić was a Serbian poet, writer and diplomat. I unique person in Serbian history and one of the brightest people in it. My favourite poem is Podne ( Noon) Above the island full of cypresses and pines, Young,huge sun fries,full of flame; and blinks above the forests and the coasts Salty and dark blue smell of sea in the spring. Purple hills,made of granite,all up to the arc of the sky, Mirrored in the bottom of the sea,silently and without foam Surface is bubbling and kissing the rocks; The sky is warm and sparkled,glassy,above the water. Dust of sun is dancing above watered send, and silver coloured seagull sometimes catch your eye, it blinks over the water.And sea rocks smell, Smell of fish and dark blue heat. Everything is quiet.And in my soul I see this prolonged calm sea: rose-bay forests,purple hills and pale horizon,dim and infinite. Mute and silver stand in it,fertile coasts and gardens;light and fallen, Young huge sun,and no sound of waves,- The seagull still shines.Peace.Noon is all around. I choose a hard one to translate because it has to many metaphors and the rhymes are very important because he plays with the pattern and meaning. You can get confused even when you read the original. In my next post i will translate a modern poet and singer. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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