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In veertien boeken (English translation)

  • Artist: Leo Vroman
  • Song: In veertien boeken
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In veertien boeken

In veertien boeken verstenen
even beneden mijn naam
 
ook mijn woorden - wijs mij degene
die nu iemand op doen staan
 
de gordijnen traag openen, het raam,
om eindelijk! weer eens graag
 
te lachen, naar buiten te gaan?
desnoods met de kop omlaag
 
Submitted by SchnurrbratSchnurrbrat on Thu, 11/03/2021 - 06:54
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English translationEnglish (poetic, rhyming)
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In fourteen books

In fourteen books turn to stone
just beneath my name
 
my words too - show me the prone
who now stands up to aim
 
for the window to open wide,
and at last! with a glad eye
 
wants to laugh, to go into town?
if need be with the head down
 
Thanks!
thanked 1 time
This is a poetic translation - deviations from the meaning of the original are present (extra words, extra or omitted information, substituted concepts).

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Submitted by KlaarzinKlaarzin on Sat, 22/01/2022 - 12:29
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