A little present for Gabriela M.


As I was saying in my previous post, today we celebrate the people named after archangels Michael and Gabriel. So, Gabriela M, I wish you a happy name-day! 🙂 Either you celebrate it or not. :)))

My little gift for you on this occasion is this translation of your poem the breath of life and death – a poem published by Spillwords.

Even if the Romanian language might have required more adaptation, I tried my best to refrain knowing that before any adaptation, a deep understanding of the poet’s message should prevail. With no punctuation, I had to be cautious in assuming meanings. I don’t know if this little present would mean anything to you, but I simply felt offering it. 🙂 Have a beautiful day! ❤

 respiraţia vieţii şi a morţii

emoţiile părăsesc pântecele sufletelor
goliciunea perlelor uitate pe ţărm
înăuntrul căldurii necunoscutului
închis stă misterul ce eşti
cineva poartă galben, semn al morţii
uşile închid camera mortuară a oceanului
mâinile tale întind valurile toate către Nord
gleznele mele stau prinse în nisip
în pat înfloresc măceşe
o pisică aleargă pe-afară
peste lume
respiraţia iubirii şi a morţii
un vers din tine
roşul Pompeiului

Featured image from https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/martin-the-destruction-of-pompei-and-herculaneum-n00793 – John Martin, The Destruction of Pompei and Herculaneum

5 comments on “A little present for Gabriela M.”

  1. Daniela, you took my breath away. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am sorry I did not see this post sooner. I am so humbled by your gesture. Your miraculous gift will stay with me forever. Thank you again. I do not know what else to say.

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