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My Life Closed Twice Before Its Close (1732) (Russian translation)

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My Life Closed Twice Before Its Close (1732)

My life closed twice before its close -
It yet remains to see
If Immortality unveil
A third event to me
 
So huge, so hopeless to conceive
As these that twice befell.
Parting is all we know of heaven,
And all we need of hell.
 
Russian translationRussian (equirhythmic, poetic, rhyming)
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Мерцал конец двукратно уж

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Мерцал конец двукратно уж
Бессмертие спасло
А интересно, в третий раз
Ему будет слабо?
 
Те два, представить не могу
Огромные - экстрим
Про рай лишь знаем, что гудбай там
Ад? Лишь гудбай хотим
 
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This is a poetic translation - deviations from the meaning of the original are present (extra words, extra or omitted information, substituted concepts).
Submitted by Dr_IgorDr_Igor on 2022-06-20
Comments
BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Mon, 20/06/2022 - 22:33

😄speedy Gonzales - can’t imagine ED with this flavor

Dr_IgorDr_Igor    Mon, 20/06/2022 - 22:40

Мабуть failure of imagination? IMHO truly equidiotic - have you heard, I suggested a new tag. And ED, she was kinda flavorless, wasn't she?
An epitome of non-sexy. And speaking of speedy, nobody's faster than you dear.

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Mon, 20/06/2022 - 23:08

Well, not bad - you got some right-
1. Failure of imagination — not even
2. Equidiotic — new word? I’ll give it to you. Feeling charitable.
3. ED was flavorless — hmm, not sure what criteria you used - so a resound «no» due to lack of the firsthand experience
4. Epitome of non-sexy — same as above, worsened by speaking ill of the dead
5. Nobody faster than mua — don’t know cause again the criteria is unknown - it’s possible, that you could be unfortunately faster in some categories.

Btw, I was hoping we reached the end of warring given our fav Boris removed his «pearl» of the Bear ballad.

Dr_IgorDr_Igor    Mon, 20/06/2022 - 23:45

Warring? What warring?

As for ED not being sexy. I read some interesting stuff about her expectations of a great sex life when she was coming of age. I think those didn't materialize which was one of the reasons ( maybe the reason) for how tortured her soul was.

And calling a dead person non-sexy is speaking ill of the dead? Is Baba Yaga still alive?

There was a poet named ED
But now the poet is dead
And D is saying it's very bad
To say she caused ED

Boris has removed his inimitable Bear ballad? The world has become poorer...

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Tue, 21/06/2022 - 13:16

This view of ED is more just:
Many of her poems remind me of the journeys that my imagination has taken too. Her beliefs and wishes were as naïve and idealistic as the ones I often bear in mind; and even though they were not much probable to come real, she still could preserve them and valued them more than the wealth of the material society. The things that attract me to Emily Dickinson are her love of the rough, her ability to see beyond a surface, to see both ends that things always have, to consider so many possibilities, to offer and not to compel, to taste life with all that it brings.

https://is.muni.cz/th/aj18q/Symbolism_of_White_in_the_Poetry_of_Emily_Di...

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