Thursday, December 30, 2004

Translation

Someone has done me the honour of translating my poem "Snow" into Dutch. Thank you, 1hundred1.


Sneeuw

Het
sneeuwt

Binnen holle vermoeide klanken ben ik
voorzichtig met uitspraken

Wie kraakt niet?

Opeenhopende
mechanismen opgenomen in
hun omgeving

De droger is niet
meer alleen

De mensen glijden uit
over zichzelf

Niemand belazert
dit bedrijfssysteem

Het licht aan
in en uit



Here's the original:


Snow

It’s
snow
ing

Inside hollow tire sounds I’m
careful with sentences

Who isn’t knocking?

Accumulating
mechanisms built into
their surroundings

The dryer isn’t
lonely any more

People trip
over themselves

No one screws with
this operating system

The light on
in and out



1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

you're most welcome, it's a beautiful poem, unfortunately the first three lines of the original poem are as far as the form goes untranslatable into Dutch // 101

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