Day 11: Translation

I was swimming in the flood of essay yesterday rather than the flood of the senses. But I’m back, and I’m loving today’s prompt being homophonic translation. I am stealing the poem recommended as well, and doing my own version!

Ledo Ivo’s poem A Escavadeira is where I began to write, taking the first stanza and moving from sound to sound translating as I went.  



Today the sleet my incommunicative

Elegant tongue mutters, glistening with

Inexplicable final rants. To exist is to speak

The rumours and rattling of a crowd

Full of its own breath, devastating and choicely

Rowdy and humid, the humble nonsense we construct

Out of the volatile, tumultuous noise.




The Stirred quad is formed of Rebecca Audra Smith, Anna Percy, Jasmine Chatfield and Lenni Sanders.

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The Stirred team at Reclaim the Night Manchester 2015
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