Friday, December 28, 2012

Note on "charging language"

“Pound describes three main methods of 'charging language': melopoeia: 'inducing emotional correlations by the sound and rhythm of speech' phanopoeia: 'throwing the object onto the visual imagination' logopoeia: 'using the intellectual and emotional associations of words and word groups” [nicked from WordNik]

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Eros eager with iridescent wings


Love stood by my couch, Eros eager with iridescent wings

~my transl.from "Astat Amor lecto pictis Amor impiger alis" John Milton: ElegiaSeptima


Friday, April 27, 2012

Sha naqba īmuru ~ "He who Saw the Deep"


Gilgamesh / epic friendship heroic bonding / Enkidu


Saturday, March 10, 2012

Odyssey VIII,74 my translation


οἴμης τῆς τότ' ἄρα κλέος ἄρα οὐρανὸν εὐρὺν ἵκανε.

Glories hidden there in his song then reached great heaven.

The ulterior glories that lay hidden there in his song then reached to wide heaven.


Thursday, March 01, 2012

THEOGNIS 1263-1266 ~ my own translation


ὦ παῖ, τὴν μορφὴν μὲν ἔφυς καὶ καλός, ἀλλ' ἐπίκειται
καρτερὸς ἀγνώμων σῇ κεφαλῇ στέφανος·
ἰκτίνου γὰρ ἔχεις ἀγχιστρόφου ἐν φρεσὶν ἦθος,
ἄλλων ἀνδρώπων ῥήμασι πειθόμενος.


Boy, you grew your body so beautiful, but laid upon
your head is a resolutely unloving coronet,
for in your heart you have the ethics of a sea hawk,
easily won over by what other people say.


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Apollonian castigation


hideless Marsyas squirming / stretched upon the X of excoriation / extreme Apollonian castigation


Saturday, January 21, 2012

from Shelley's Ode to the West Wind


"Make me thy lyre, even as the forest is:
What if my leaves are falling like its own!
The tumult of thy mighty harmonies

will take from both a deep autumnal tone
sweet though in sadness. Be thou, spirit fierce,
my spirit. Be thou me, impetuous one!"

"Be through my lips to unawakened earth the trumpet of prophecy, O Wind:
if Winter comes can Spring be far behind?"

Percy Bysshe Shelley: Ode to the West Wind