Romanian "moment" By Ion Pop Could Someone Post The Original?

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zeering
Wednesday 21st of May 2008 02:07:52 AM
"Moment" by Ion Pop: The English translation of this poem was included in a review of an anthology I am interested in buying called "Born in Utopia: An Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Romanian Poetry."

It is so wonderful in the English that I am hoping that someone out there has access to it in the original Romanian and might be willing to take the time to post that here for comparison & study. Multumesc in advans.

Here is the poem


MOMENT by Ion Pop

In the upper corner of the window
I see walnut leaves quivering
in the noon wisp of wind,
and a starling feather floating down.

All I can do for it
is put it down here, to catch in coal black,
on the point of my pencil,
its gold:
maybe to make its fall slower, slower.

(translated by Adam Sorkin and Liviu Bleoca)


Wow.



zeering
Wednesday 21st of May 2008 02:12:13 AM
Here is a link to the anthology at Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Born-Utopia-Anthology-Contemporary-Romanian/dp/1584980508/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1211310162&sr=1-1

And here is a link to that review

http://galatearesurrection6.blogspot.com/2007/05/born-in-utopiaromanian-poetry-edited-by.html

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