Thursday, October 12, 2006

Finding the Right Words

Gumusservi

on the beach
I watch moonlight
liquid silver
on the waves

Altjiranga mitjina


the eternal ocean of dreams

Razblyuto


sea breezes carry away
the last pain of
an impossible love

Ichigo-ichie


I will treasure this moment
perfect it in my memory.



Glossary:

Gumusservi (Turkish) moonlight shining on water

Altjiranga mitjina (Aranda, Australia) the timeless dimensions of dreams

Razblyuto (Russian) The feeling for someone once but no longer loved

Ichigo-ichie (Japanese) the practice of treasuring each moment and trying to make it perfect.


For Poetry Thursday - theme - Be Inspired by newspapers.


I wrote this poem in response to the article: Lost in Translation G2, Guardian, 9 October 2006. The words from other languages and their definititions are taken from the article.

An earlier poem on this blog was also written in response to a newspaper article - Tarragona Widow.

1 comment:

Catherine said...

That sounds like an interesting article, and you have made a wonderful poem out of it