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No Translation Needed
Tiens mes pensées
close let your dreams lie
impassioned albeit pensive
succumb to the sultry beats
echoing across empty hearts
and within the day breeze
tomber en moi

Faraway but close enough...

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© Tim Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: translation, betrayal,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member An Ordinary Girl - Translation From Tagore
Sharing my translation of a famous poem (Sadharan Meye) written by Rabindranath Tagore, who won Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. It's one of his...

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Categories: translation, life, loss,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Two Birds - Translation From Tagore
This is a translation from the original poem "Dui Pakhi" (Two Birds) in Bengali  by India's Nobel-laureate Poet, Rabindranath Tagore.    ...

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Categories: translation, bird, friend,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Dante's Divina Commedia translation
The difficult translation of first Canto of Divina Commedia is here completed
In the part published before, Dante imagined to find himself in a dark forest...

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Categories: translation, fantasy,
Form: Terza Rima
Premium Member Translation of Wen Hairy Met Tarry
Somebody suggested I write the tale using the correctly spelled words because my story (below here in the Homophone contest) is simply too distracting to...

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Categories: translation, fantasy,
Form: Couplet

Premium Member Canto XXVI Hell translation part2
After the flame had come here for news
When to my duke right seemed time and too place,
In such a way I heard him to diffuse:


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Categories: translation, fantasy,
Form: Terza Rima
Premium Member Starbright
As I gaze into indigo skies,
Stars are brighter tonight,
Twinkling in the darkness 
Of a new moon.
Orion's belt enchants 
My impassioned heart
As my thoughts of you...

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Categories: translation, happiness, love, romance,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Shackles of love
Shackles of cynicism have displaced your heart,
the love that once transcended time is no more.

No wordsmith can bring beauty to an invisible emotion,
lost in translation...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: translation, analogy, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My Song
~Not Like Me~ 

When you were first put into my arms, 
I begged God, to make you nothing like me 
For my sins, ask for...

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Categories: translation, betrayal, conflict, depression, emotions,
Form: Free verse
Je suis Charlie
Translation below (in progress)

Celui qui n'a pas de cœur
Ne doit jamais reposer en paix

He who has no heart
Will never rest in peace

J’étais Charlie

De ma tombe

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Categories: translation, allah, angel, angst, bereavement,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Initiative
How do I tell you that you’re beautiful?

How can I be different?

How can I express my attraction?

When columns upon
Of testosterone filled wolves
Dressed in rented Italian...

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Categories: translation, friendship, life, longing, love,
Form: Free verse
Pandora's Temptation
For the third time Pandora stands before the box
Inlaid with jewels ivory and gold
In her hand is the key – she closely examines
Intrigued by its...

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Categories: translation, desire, hope, love,
Form: Dramatic Verse
There she waits by her window,
gazing up at the velveteen summer sky,
searching for her favorite bituin,

Only the kuliglig replies—
The quintessential tune of summer. 

Despite herself,...

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Categories: translation, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Speak My Language
Speak my language
A language of love I can understand
My heart language
Understand my need
My desire to be understood
Speak my language

Speak fluently to my heart
Words of Affirmation

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Categories: translation, language, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Let Me Translate
Let me translate
My love for you
From written.... to touched
From syllable sensuality
To physical functionality
From verbal to nonverbal virtual reality

Or better yet
Let me translate them into...

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Categories: translation, language, sensual,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Comparison between Byron and me on Francesca
I was pushed to write this comparison after reading the poem on Byron by the souper poet Gary Bateman.
Wandering on internet I found the Byron's...

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Categories: translation, fantasy, poetry,
Form: Terza Rima
Premium Member Poems come to life when tired tongues are silent
Slave to wayward thoughts,
unwritten poems return to haunt.
Tempest of tragedy arrives as a harbinger,
wrecking fences that divide sleeping paths. 

There is no one to show...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: translation, destiny, life, philosophy,
Form: Free verse
The cinnamon scented days
in your grandiose porcelain cups,
as you would like to say,
in grass green warmth of May
of the sandal wood shadow
in your valley
made of...

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Categories: translation, death, desire, dream, emotions,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Great In-Between

"The Great In-Between"

Oh jolle 
vision green 
black feather-framed
spilling over 
the mask’s rim
walls fall while
Jericho doors close
like a mind ribbon
through words
swimming in...

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Categories: translation, i am, muse, mystery,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Lamb
In Genesis
Abraham asked by Issac
"Father, where is the lamb?"
Abraham answered
" Son, God will provide a Lamb"

Abraham was
His son 

So loved
Stopped him
And showed...

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Categories: translation, faith,
Form: Didactic
Premium Member Ode to Gold
Potent prayers flow like piano notes from her saucy soul 
Abundant with an aura of devotion to His Kingdom 
Understanding unites under the umbrella of...

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Categories: translation, appreciation, celebration, dedication, friend,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member Sawney Bean, legend of a cannibal - written in broad Scots dialect
Thar was nae richt ae laddie sair
wha heft a cave 'side Galloway,
wi' nae jaiken he griftit dare
as he was nae tae lippen tae.

Ill-naitur'd  fishwife...

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Categories: translation, history,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member The Seeking Ship
A solitary sail of contrasting 
     White in a salty sea of blue.
From its own land, to disconnect,

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Categories: translation, allegory, moving on, sea,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Solitude in Academia
Homer, Aristotle, Hobbes, Locke, Goethe, and Crane;
Chaucer, Shakespeare, Dickens, Tolstoy, Whitman, and Twain;
Whose imagination and toil helped to unfold
Stories, philosophies, and lessons to be told.


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Categories: translation, books, deep, happiness, inspiration,
Form: Rhyme
by Michael R. Burch

Toss this poem aside
to the filigreed and the wild tide
of sunset.

Strike my name,
and still it is all the same.
The onset

of night is...

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Categories: translation, extended metaphor, fantasy, happiness,
Form: Pastoral