‘Haft Seen’ and other poetry by Shakila Azizzada

‘Haft Seen’ and other poetry by Shakila Azizzada

Once Upon A Time in memory of Leila Sarahat Roshani   Granny used to say always keep your magic sack tucked inside your ribcage.   Don't say the sun's worn out, don't say it's gone astray. Say, I'm coming back.   May the White Demon protect and watch over you. Oh, daughter of the dawn, [...]

“Ceathrúintí Mháire Ní Ógáin” and “A fhir dar fhulaingeas” by Máire Mhac an tSaoi

Máire Mhac an tSaoi poetry Original Irish versions followed by English translations . Ceathrúintí Mháire Ní Ógáin I Ach a mbead gafa as an líon so – Is nár lige Dia gur fada san – B’fhéidir go bhfónfaidh cuimhneamh Ar a bhfuaireas de shuaimhneas id bhaclainn Nuair a bheidh arm o chumas guíochtaint, Comaoine is [...]

‘The Elm Of The Aeneid’ and ‘Spadework’ by Peter O’ Neill

The Elm of the Aeneid   After Virgil , Lines 282-295, Book VI     In the vast shadows of the Elm, Under her ancient boughs where, According to men dreams are allied to nightmare, Intricately woven into every arrow-headed leaf, There monstrous shapes and forms Become crafted by the elements, As beheld through the [...]

Ingeborg Bachmann’s Poetry in translation by Mary O’Donnell 1.

FREIGHT   Summer’s great cargo is loaded, the sun-freight lies ready in the dock, even if a gull cries and plunges behind you. Summer’s great cargo is loaded.   The sun-freight lies ready in the dock, the smiles of lemurs are unveiled on the lips of those on the galley. The sun-freight lies ready in [...]