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Puzzled Translator’s Merry Xmas Wishes

December 25th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Translation, Uncategorized

Good friend Hamid Tibouchi, that excellent Algerian poet & painter, (see pp 604ff in Poems for the Millennium 4) just sent a lovely Xmas card that started with a very funny/sage quote — for which I’m having trouble finding a perfect translation. Here it is:           __________________________________  « Puisque le bonheur n’existe pas, […]

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Tibouchi's Rouille/Rust

August 22nd, 2009 · No Comments · Poetry, Translation, Uncategorized

And in my translation this poem by Algerian poet/painter Hamid Tibouchi gives: rust the city in its entirety prey to rust bites deeper day after day inexorably spreading its ochres

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