Vera Janacopoulos (English translation)

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Vera Janacopoulos

Ambrosia, wat vloeit mij aan?
Uw schedelveld is koeler maan
en alle appels blozen.
De klankgazelle die ik vond,
hoe zoete zoele kindermond
van zeeschuim en van rozen.
O muze in het morgenlicht,
o minnares en slank gedicht,
er is een god verscholen.
Violen vlagen op het mos.
Elysium, de vlinders los
en duizendjarig dolen.
Submitted by KlaarzinKlaarzin on Sat, 04/12/2021 - 14:06
Last edited by KlaarzinKlaarzin on Sun, 05/12/2021 - 19:50
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Jan Engelman (1900 - 1972)
Het klankgedicht is opgedragen aan de Braziliaanse sopraan Vera Janacopoulos. Haar optreden in Utrecht op 15 februari 1926 had Jan Engelman volledig betoverd.
The poem of sound is dedicated to the Brazilian soprano Vera Janacopoulos. Jan Engelman was enchanted completely by her performance on February 15, 1926 in Utrecht.

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Vera Janacopoulos

Ambrosia, what flows unto me?
Your countenance is like the coldest moon
and all apples blush.
The antelope of sound that I found,
how the sweet and mild child's mouth
of spindrift and of roses.
O, muse in the morning light,
o, mistress and poem lithe,
there is a god in hiding.
Violets flare upon the moss.
Elysium, butterflies, be unleashed
into a millenary roaming.
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