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Martial translations to modern English
by Michael R. Burch

These are modern English translations of Martial epigrams and poems, some with the original Latin.

You ask me why I've sent you no new verses?
There might be reverses.
—Martial, loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

You ask me to recite my poems to you?
I know how you'll 'recite' them, if I do.
—Martial, loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch


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Translations by Michael R. Burch
by Michael R. Burch

These are Michael R. Burch's modern English translations of poems written in Chinese, Greek, Italian, Latin, Russian, Ukrainian, Tamil, Turkish and other languages.



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Catullus Translations by Michael R. Burch
by Michael R. Burch

CATULLUS TRANSLATIONS

Catullus CI aka Carmina 101: “His Brother’s Burial”
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

1.
Through many lands and over many seas
I have journeyed, brother, to these wretched rites,
to this final acclamation of the dead ...
and to speak — however ineffectually — to your voiceless ashes

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Best Poetry Translations of Michael R. Burch (II)
by Michael R. Burch

Veronica Franco (1546-1591) was a Venetian courtesan who wrote literary-quality poetry and prose.

A Courtesan's Love Lyric (I)
by Veronica Franco
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

My rewards will be commensurate with your gifts
if only you give me the one that lifts
me laughing ...


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Best Poetry Translations of Michael R. Burch (IV)
by Michael R. Burch

Veronica Franco (1546-1591) was a Venetian courtesan who wrote literary-quality poetry and prose.

A Courtesan's Love Lyric (I)
by Veronica Franco
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

My rewards will be commensurate with your gifts
if only you give me the one that lifts
me laughing ...


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Catullus Translations by Michael R. Burch
by Michael R. Burch

CATULLUS TRANSLATIONS

Catullus CI aka Carmina 101: “His Brother’s Burial”
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

1.
Through many lands and over many seas
I have journeyed, brother, to these wretched rites,
to this final acclamation of the dead ...
and to speak — however ineffectually — to your voiceless ashes

......

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Best Poetry Translations of Michael R. Burch (IV)
by Michael R. Burch

Veronica Franco (1546-1591) was a Venetian courtesan who wrote literary-quality poetry and prose.

A Courtesan's Love Lyric (I)
by Veronica Franco
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

My rewards will be commensurate with your gifts
if only you give me the one that lifts
me laughing ...


......

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Best Poetry Translations of Michael R. Burch (II)
by Michael R. Burch

Veronica Franco (1546-1591) was a Venetian courtesan who wrote literary-quality poetry and prose.

A Courtesan's Love Lyric (I)
by Veronica Franco
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

My rewards will be commensurate with your gifts
if only you give me the one that lifts
me laughing ...


......

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Martial translations to modern English
by Michael R. Burch

These are modern English translations of Martial epigrams and poems, some with the original Latin.

You ask me why I've sent you no new verses?
There might be reverses.
—Martial, loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

You ask me to recite my poems to you?
I know how you'll 'recite' them, if I do.
—Martial, loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch


......

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Translations by Michael R. Burch
by Michael R. Burch

These are Michael R. Burch's modern English translations of poems written in Chinese, Greek, Italian, Latin, Russian, Ukrainian, Tamil, Turkish and other languages.



TRANSLATIONS OF TURKISH POETRY



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by Mehmet Akif Ersoy

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