Mistranslation: Elapses

Lucky sigh, I am evening shine.

Dare thieves sing thanks?

Too alone at times.

Thoughts swiften over the sea:

Again to Greece.

Not first, one feeling man stands: lucky, earnest.

 

In late Autumn, his living all the life

in swathes, waves.

 

And his thoughts swiften

Again to Greece,

Toward arches

and men.

 

  • Copyright Kay Winter

Note: This is a deliberate “mistranslation” of a poem written in German by Seamus Kennan. 

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