|My thanks to Matthieu Baumier, editor at Recours au Poème, and to Elizabeth Brunazzi, who published and translated four poems from my collection, Cycles (Lapwing Publications, 2013).
I am adding here Elizabeth’s translation of i and the village (after Marc Chagall)
moi et le Village
(after Marc Chagall)
Dew drops into jade a three-quarter moon.
Its scentedness onto my hand, soon
My fate was always to leave the place
All dissolves –
Your jade rings and your flower are my jewel,
Dew drops into jade a jewelled moon,
I remember a face, now caught into light,