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« Reply #45 on: February 02, 2009, 06:21:24 »
Well, then let's revive it!  8)
I think of Sabines, my favorite poet of all times in spanish-speaking literature. I'll translate some so you can check out his work.

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« Reply #46 on: February 16, 2009, 20:24:08 »
So, this is Jaime Sabines with his poem titled THE MOON, the first I ever read from him:

The moon can be taken in spoonfulls
or as a capsule every two hours.
It is good as hypnotic and sedative
and it also cures
the ones that have been intoxicated with philosophy.
A piece of moon in the pocket
is better amulet than the rabbit paw:
it's useful to find who is loved,
to be rich without somebody knows
and to scare off medics and clinics.
It can be given as dessert to children
when they haven't fell asleep,
and some moondrops in the eyes of old men
help to die good.

Put a tender leaf of moon
below your pillow
and you will see what you want to see.
Carry with you always a flask with moon air
for when you drown,
and give the key of the moon
to prisoners and to the unlucky.
For the condemned to death
and for the condemned to life
there is no better stimulant than the moon
in precise and controled doses.

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« Reply #47 on: February 20, 2009, 19:40:02 »
I like it! :) must be very beautiful to read in the original way.
What will happen, will I dream? I am too scared to close my eyes...

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« Reply #48 on: February 24, 2009, 05:36:06 »
:)  Sure, I find Sabines as a visionary artist of the Spanish language... It's almost musical.

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« Reply #49 on: February 24, 2009, 17:14:16 »
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:)  Sure, I find Sabines as a visionary artist of the Spanish language... It's almost musical.

You've sparkled my interest :lol: I hope I'm not going to study Spanish now :shock:  :roll:  :lol:
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« Reply #50 on: February 25, 2009, 04:28:17 »
Anyway, I'm posting it in the original Spanish, if anyone is interested, it's the same poem as before:

La luna se puede tomar a cucharadas
o como una cápsula cada dos horas.
Es buena como hipnótico y sedante
y también alivia
a los que se han intoxicado de filosofía
Un pedazo de luna en el bolsillo
es el mejor amuleto que la pata de conejo:
sirve para encontrar a quien se ama,
y para alejar a los médicos y las clínicas.
Se puede dar de postre a los niños
cuando no se han dormido,
y unas gotas de luna en los ojos de los ancianos
ayudan a bien morir
Pon una hoja tierna de la luna
debajo de tu almohada
y mirarás lo que quieras ver.
Lleva siempre un frasquito del aire de la luna
para cuando te ahogues,
y dale la llave de la luna
a los presos y a los desencantados.
Para los condenados a muerte
y para los condenados a vida
no hay mejor estimulante que la luna
en dosis precisas y controladas

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« Reply #51 on: March 02, 2009, 12:11:53 »
Who has dressed you in strange clothes of sand
Who has taken you far from my land
Who has said that my sayings were wrong
And who will say that I stayed much too long?

Clothes of sand have covered yor face
Given you meaning but taken my place
So make your way on down to the sea
Something has taken you so far from me.

Does it now seem worth all the colour of skies
To see the earth through painted eyes
To look through panes of shaded glass
See the stains of winters grass.

Can you now return to from where you came
Try to burn your changing name
Or with silver spoons and coloured light
Will you worship moons in winters night.

Clothes of sand have covered your face
Given you meaning but taken my place
So make your way on down to the sea
Something has taken you so far from me.

By Nick Drake

Actually it's a song   :)
Goodbye.

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« Reply #52 on: March 02, 2009, 19:24:52 »
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Can you now return to from where you came
Try to burn your changing name
Or with silver spoons and coloured light
Will you worship moons in winters night.


I've never heard it before, but I liked these lines very much!

My favorite poem from Mario Benedetti, when my teacher read it in literature class, I was totally amazed!

Don't save yourself
Mario Benedetti

Don't stand still
at the edge of the road.
Don't freeze joy,
don't love weakly.
Don't save yourself now
nor ever
            don't save yourself.
Don't fill yourself with calm,
don't save from the world
a single peaceful corner,
don't let your eyelids fall
heavy like judgements.
Don't stay without lips,
don't sleep without being tired,
don't think without blood,
don't judge without time.

But if
       despite it all
and you cannot avoid it
and you freeze joy
and you love weakly
and you save yourself now
and you fill yourself with calm
and you save from the world
a single peaceful corner
and you let your eyelids fall
heavy like judgements
and you dry your lips
and you sleep without being tired
and you think without blood
and you judge yourself without time
and you remain still
at the edge of the road
and you save yourself
                                then
don't stay with me.


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Little painting I did thinking on this poem: http://arlishan.deviantart.com/art/No-te-salves-107588386

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« Reply #53 on: March 02, 2009, 20:38:27 »
2 Arlishan

Nice one! I like the way it is done :D It is Spanish? In Spanish it must have sounded majestically :D
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« Reply #54 on: March 03, 2009, 07:00:13 »
so many beautifull poems here, i regret not visiting this thread more often.
Arlishan, that's a good translation of the poem, did you do it yourself?
"To view ones true self within a mirror would be to flirt with insanity "


Minister of Mirrors :D

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« Reply #55 on: March 03, 2009, 08:44:09 »
@Arlishan: I really like those poems  that poet is great! :) you think I could find them in English?
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When you can dream it, you can do it!

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« Reply #56 on: March 08, 2009, 02:56:25 »
Thanks, I did the translation on my own... And yes, in spanish it's a great poem, it's... powerful... I haven't looked up for the poems in english, but perhaps there's something on the internet... I'll check up and post a link if I find it.

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« Reply #57 on: May 20, 2009, 18:11:10 »
:lol: I've done a huuuge mistake here :lol:

Changed things around:

Are you there?
Is it wonderful to know
All the ghosts...
All the ghosts...
Freak my selfish out
My mind is happy
Need to learn to let it go
I know you'd do no harm to me

But since you've been gone I've been lost inside
Tried and failed as we walked by the riverside
And I wish you could see the love in her eyes
The best friend that eluded you lost in time
Burned alive in the heat of a grieving mind

But what can I say now?
It couldn't be more wrong
Cos there's no one there
Unmistakably lost and without a care
Did we lose all the love that we could have shared
And its wearing me down
And its turning me round
And I can't find a way
Now to find it out
Where are you when I need you...

Are you there?


Song that renders my heart. If I ever have a hero - then it must be Daniel. Just the one musician that comes into my soul, throws the door open to love and beauty, and gives a hand when everything is chill and gloomy. Music that saved me 2 years ago and saves now. Really.... It is something of eternity. When every word matches, every note catches u in a heart-beating-pulsating-vibrating-feeling-of-something.... Excellence in itself.... Anathema...


 :lol: Hope that no one found that little..."little" error :lol:
We are living in the world of so beautiful images... Just think who you are among them.

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« Reply #58 on: May 24, 2009, 21:21:55 »
Mario Benedetti, the author from the last poem I posted,is dead... TT_TT

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« Reply #59 on: May 25, 2009, 18:25:22 »
since this song keeps spinning in my head  :lol:  "beauty and the beast"

Tale as old as time
True as it can be
Barely even friends
Then somebody bends
Unexpectedly
Just a little change
Small to say the least
Both a little scared
Neither one prepared
Beauty and the Beast

Ever just the same
Ever a surprise
Ever as before
Ever just as sure
As the sun will rise

Tale as old as time
Tune as old as song
Bittersweet and strange
Finding you can change
Learning you were wrong
Certain as the sun
Rising in the east
Tale as old as time
Song as old as rhyme
Beauty and the Beast

Tale as old as time
Song as old as rhyme
Beauty and the Beast
When you can dream it, you can do it!