Archive for July 30th, 2013

30/07/2013

Preprosta Pesem Tišine (A Simple Song of Silence)

 

To praznino zapolnjujeva s pesmijo, in cvetovi, pticami in

ljubečimi besedami. Vendar v najini noči se vrzel vrne, in celo

solze se preprosto porabijo.

 

Dnevi in tedni vsak dodajo svoje vrstice, ki hladno zahtevajo

svoj davek, in tišina preganja nasmehe, ki jih tvoriva najine

solze ne bodo upočasnile potek časa.

 

Ne morem prenašati radosti, ki si jo zamudila. Tako tukaj sediva

in gledava sijaj žerjavice, ki drsi v pepel. Glasba potihne in

prepuščena sva

 

ničemur, samo spokojnosti, in solzam, ki se rojevajo, vendar

nikoli ne padejo.

 

 

Slovene version of the poem A Simple Song of Silence, translation by:

http://natasek.blogspot.co.uk/

 

trans. © Copyright 2013, Nataša Dolenc

original by Gavin Jones

30/07/2013

High Summer at the Roman Fort (Mastile’s Lane)

 

I heard the ravens calling south,

And crows and jackdaws called as loud.

They tumbled off towards the scar,

And hung on uplifts by the cliff.

 

I heard the promise of the clouds,

The tick of wheatear, buzz of wire,

The ceaseless flowing of the grass,

The voice of bees, the songs of breeze.

 

The sounds were here, were always here,

Were here when Romans piled their stones,

And here to carry off the screams

Of sacrifice to temple gods.

 

I heard the ravens call the rain,

I heard them call through time again.