Translations

 




  

That endless afternoon I drank alone and believed in you. 

  

 

 




 

                                                    


 My thanks to Elke of Celle for her on-going translation of my poem The Empire of Desire.



    Das Reich der Sehnsucht

     

  • Eins

     

  • Als die Sonne aufstieg, entstand die Hitze wie

    schwere Schichten Zement. Die Dohlen beruhigten sich

    und die Stadt vertrocknete zu wesenhaften

    Karst-Mauern, die weissen Türme

    und die alten Folterkeller

    mit den Postkartengirlanden und

    Kopfhörern, während die Vormittagsschatten

    noch tief lagen.

     

 

See the complete original poem at Mudlark.

 

http://www.unf.edu/mudlark/flashes/cadnum_empire_of_desire.html

 

 


Balloon, Napa Valley, California

 

I am pleased to present a translation of my poem Balloon by my friend Vigdis Storsletten: 

 

 

Ballong

Av

Michael Cadnum

 

Oversatt

Av

Vigdis Storsletten

 

Ballongen puster inn

og inn og inn

og nar hele

verden er inne,

er den borte.

 

 

Balloon

 

The balloon breathes in

and in and in

and when all

the world is in

is gone.

  

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Night Thoughts, by Li Bo ca 750
 
 
translated by Don Morgan and Michael Cadnum

 
Beyond my bed the moonlight
 
shines on the ground like frost.
 
Raising my head I see the bright moon,
 
and I bow my head in thoughts of home.

 

低  舉  疑  
頭  頭  是  前
思  望  地  
故    上  月
鄉  月  霜  光


 

 

 

 

 

I am pleased to feature a translation by Johanna Erzberger of one of my haiku.


        I'm never going home you say, streetlight to streetlight, almost there.



Ich gehe niemals nach Hause, sagst Du, von Straßenlaterne zu Straßenlaterne, fast schon dort.

 

         

 

 

 

The following translations of my haiku are by Raheleh Rezaei and Mohsen Hanif.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Here is photographer Sara Hanif's meditative response to the following haiku.



 

 


 

 

This is Sara Hanif's witty response to the following haiku:

     

 

 

 

 

•  Johanna Erzberger is a Biblical scholar, musician, and film-enthusiast.   

•  Writer and engineer, Don's work currently appears in Eclectica, Raven's Perch, Lost Coast, and Penman Review.  He lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana and Tianjin, China.

*   Tahereh (also known as Raheleh) Rezaei is an assistant professor of English literature at the University of Allameh Tabatabae'i, Tehran, Iran.  Mohsen Hanif is an assistant professor of English literature at the University of Kharazmi, Tehran, Iran.

*   Sara Hanif has studied graphic arts at the university, and has an ardent interest in photography.  Thank you Sara for the remarkable photos.

*   Vigdis Storsletten is a poet, researcher in child development, and DJ for Radio Kaos Caribou. 

 

 

 


 

Restaurant photo by Michael Cadnum.  The others by Sara Hanif.

 

 



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