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Epigrams by Michael Burch (II)
by Michael R. Burch

These are epigrams and epigram translations by Michael R. Burch, along with puns, quotes, quips, etc.


Pablo Neruda Translations

You can crop all the flowers but you cannot detain spring.
—Pablo Neruda, loose translation by Michael R. Burch

Every Day You Play (Excerpt)
by Pablo Neruda

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Athenian Epitaphs/Epigrams
by Michael R. Burch

Athenian Epitaphs/Epigrams

These are translations of ancient Greek epitaphs inscribed on steles (tombstones and other monuments) by the ancient Greeks in remembrance of their dead. I use the term "after" for my translations because they are loose translations and/or interpretations rather than word-for-word translations.

The Seikilos Epitaph
by Michael R. Burch, after Seikilos of Euterpes

1.
Shine, while you live;
blaze beyond grief,

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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 and other languages.

TRANSLATIONS OF CHINESE POETRY


Huazi Ridge
by Wang Wei (699-759)
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

A bird in flight soars, limitless,

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Immortal Sappho: Translations by Michael R. Burch
by Michael R. Burch

These are modern English translations by Michael R. Burch of ancient Greek poems by the immortal Sappho of Lesbos on the subjects of love, Eros (erotic love), etc.

With my two small arms, how can I
think to encircle the sky?
—Sappho, fragment 35, loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

Mother, how can I weave,
so overwhelmed by love?
—Sappho, fragment 90, loose translation by Michael R. Burch


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Lorca translations by Michael R. Burch
by Michael R. Burch

Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1936) was a Spanish poet, playwright and theater director. He was assassinated by Nationalist forces at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War and his body was never found. These are Michael R. Burch's modern English translations of the Spanish poems of Federico Garcia Lorca.

Gacela of the Dark Death
by Federico Garcia Lorca
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

I want to sleep the dreamless sleep of apples
far from the bustle of cemeteries.
I want to sleep the dream-filled sleep of the child
who longed to cut out his heart on the high seas.

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Epigrams by Michael Burch (II)
by Michael R. Burch

These are epigrams and epigram translations by Michael R. Burch, along with puns, quotes, quips, etc.


Pablo Neruda Translations

You can crop all the flowers but you cannot detain spring.
—Pablo Neruda, loose translation by Michael R. Burch

Every Day You Play (Excerpt)
by Pablo Neruda

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Athenian Epitaphs/Epigrams
by Michael R. Burch

Athenian Epitaphs/Epigrams

These are translations of ancient Greek epitaphs inscribed on steles (tombstones and other monuments) by the ancient Greeks in remembrance of their dead. I use the term "after" for my translations because they are loose translations and/or interpretations rather than word-for-word translations.

The Seikilos Epitaph
by Michael R. Burch, after Seikilos of Euterpes

1.
Shine, while you live;
blaze beyond grief,

......

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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 and other languages.

TRANSLATIONS OF CHINESE POETRY


Huazi Ridge
by Wang Wei (699-759)
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

A bird in flight soars, limitless,

......

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Lorca translations by Michael R. Burch
by Michael R. Burch

Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1936) was a Spanish poet, playwright and theater director. He was assassinated by Nationalist forces at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War and his body was never found. These are Michael R. Burch's modern English translations of the Spanish poems of Federico Garcia Lorca.

Gacela of the Dark Death
by Federico Garcia Lorca
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

I want to sleep the dreamless sleep of apples
far from the bustle of cemeteries.
I want to sleep the dream-filled sleep of the child
who longed to cut out his heart on the high seas.

......

Continue reading
Immortal Sappho: Translations by Michael R. Burch
by Michael R. Burch

These are modern English translations by Michael R. Burch of ancient Greek poems by the immortal Sappho of Lesbos on the subjects of love, Eros (erotic love), etc.

With my two small arms, how can I
think to encircle the sky?
—Sappho, fragment 35, loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

Mother, how can I weave,
so overwhelmed by love?
—Sappho, fragment 90, loose translation by Michael R. Burch


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