Κυριακή, 2 Μαΐου 2010

e.e. cummings, "since feeling is first"

since feeling is first
who pays any attention
to the syntax of things
will never wholly kiss you;

wholly to be a fool
while Spring is in the world

my blood approves,
and kisses are a better fate
than wisdom
lady i swear by all flowers. Don't cry
-the best gesture of my brain is less than
your eyelids' flutter which says

we are for each other:then
laugh, leaning back in my arms
for life's not a paragraph

And death i think is no parenthesis


αφού το συναίσθημα έρχεται πρώτο
αυτός που προσέχει έστω και λίγο
τη σύνταξη των πραγμάτων
απόλυτα ποτέ του δεν θα σε φιλήσει'

απόλυτα να 'μαι τρελός
τώρα που η Άνοιξη είναι εδώ

το αίμα μου αποδέχεται,
και τα φιλιά είναι καλύτερη μοίρα
απ' τη σοφία
στ' ορκίζομαι κυρία σε όλα τα λουλούδια.Μην κλαις
- η καλύτερη χειρονομία του μυαλού μου αξίζει λιγότερο απ' το
πετάρισμα των βλεφάρων σου που λέει

είμαστε ο ένας για τον άλλο:ύστερα
γέλασε, γέρνοντας στα χέρια μου
γιατί η ζωή δεν είναι παράγραφος

Κι ο θάνατος νομίζω δεν είναι παρένθεση

e.e. cummings, 33Χ3Χ33, μετάφραση Χάρης Βλαβιανός, εκδ. Νεφέλη, 2004, σ.49 και
e.e. cummingns, από τη συλλογή "IS 5", μετ. Χάρης Βλαβιανός, περιοδικό Ποίηση, τ.5, άνοιξη 1995, σ.115.

e. e. cummings

Edward Estlin Cummings

Author of books:
The Enormous Room (1922, novel)
Tulips and Chimneys (1923, poetry)
XLI Poems (1925, poetry)
& (1925, poetry)
is 5 (1926)
Eimi (1933, poetry)
50 Poems (1940, poetry)
I x I (1944, poetry)
i: six nonlectures (1953, lectures)
95 Poems (1958, poetry)
Complete Poems (1968, poetry, 2 vols.)

Wrote plays: him (1927)

Born: 14-Oct-1894
Birthplace: Cambridge, MA
Died: 3-Sep-1962
Location of death: North Conway, NH
Cause of death: Cerebral Hemorrhage
Remains: Buried, Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston, MA

Father: Edward Cummings (Unitarian minister)
Mother: Rebecca Haswell Clarke
Wife: Elaine Orr (m. 1924, ex-wife of Scofield Thayer, div. 1924)
Daughter: Nancy (with Orr, while she was still married to Thayer)
Wife: Marion Morehouse (3rd, fashion model, common-law wife since 1934, until his death)

High School: Cambridge Latin School
University: BA, Harvard University (1915)
University: MA, Harvard University (1916)
Professor: Charles Eliot Norton Lecturer on Poetry, Harvard University (1952-53)

America First Committee
Guggenheim Fellowship 1951

e. e. cummings
Poet (14-Oct-1894 — 3-Sep-1962)



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Norman Friedman. E. E. Cummings: The Art of His Poetry. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press. 1960.

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Norman Friedman. E. E. Cummings: The Growth of a Writer. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press. 1964.

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2 σχόλια:

  1. Καλώς ήρθες στη μπλογκόσφαιρα ,Πέτρο.

    (Εντυπωσιακή η μετάφραση και η λεπτότητα με την οποία αποδίδεται το περιεχόμενο των ποιημάτων. Σπουδαίος e.e cummings)