Well poetry translation it turns out is fascinating, who knew?! I’m pretty confident my entry won’t win me any prizes as this competition is strictly for the super clever and I don’t think I quite fit the bill, however it was thoroughly enjoyable to explore the work of an Italian poet dating back pre 1600’s. More than translating the language, I found myself reinventing the poem to bring it up to date and it was fascinating to compare and contrast. I think I may have made too many bold changes to the original text to meet the criteria somehow that who cares, creativity shouldn’t have too many rules!
Yesterday was a whopper day for web hits for my blog, the highest number to date, so thanks again to all of you who keep checking in on me. Today I might try out a bit of Flash fiction, sounds like fun or perhaps some postcard poetry. Either way, the sun is shining so it should be an inspirational day!
PS. Check back later as I am aware that I owe you all a couple of extra poems.