Friday, December 14, 2007

Yule lichts daizzlin -
deep i the gangrel's kep
dowie broon placks




Christmas lights dazzling -
deep in the beggar's cap
dull brown pennies

9 comments:

  1. Great image! One way of looking at it: MAN and his self-reflection!?

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  2. translated that briefly into Finnish:

    Häikäisevät Joulun valot --
    syvällä kerjäläisen hatussa
    himmeitä, ruskeita pennejä


    Here in Finland we had also pennies, a long, long ago, before the €U - revolution!

    ,-)

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  3. In Esperanto:

    Kristnaskaj lumoj blindumas -
    base en ĉapo de la almozulo estas
    brutigaj brunaj pencoj

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  4. thanks for the finnish and esperanto two firsts for me
    john

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  5. Striking contrasts. Always hard to put social realism into poetry without sounding like a teenager with a battered guitar. You achieve it very well.

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