Més versions d’Emily Dickinson en català – Emily Dickinson in Catalan (II)


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Two more poems by Emily Dickinson translated into Catalan.

I do it because it pleases me, and because my mother tongue adapts particularly well to this poet’s work (and to the English language in general, for its concision and richness in monosyllabic words).

Poem 409 refers to the American Civil War; most probably to the Battle of Gettysburg, a terrible three-day fight with 51,000 casualties, which occurred in the same year as she wrote the poem.

Poem 56 expresses the poet’s uneasiness -and perhaps guilt- about her own custom of looking for (“robbing”) plants in the woods to bring to her home and garden, and she wonders just what the woods thought about that…

409  [1863]

They dropped like Flakes –
They dropped like stars –
Like Petals from a rose –
When suddenly across the June
A wind with fingers — goes —

They perished in the Seamless Grass –

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