Ana Blandiana

Matthias Buth - Rumänien hinter den Lidern / România dincolo de pleoape (poeme), 2009, 80 p.

Traducere în limba română de Anni-Lorei Mainka, Norina Procopan şi George Guţu. Născut în 1951 la Wuppertal, scriitorul Matthias Buth a publicat până în prezent mai multe volume de poezie, printre care Die Stille nach dem Axthieb / Liniştea de după lovitura

Poem

I set out on my exile into myself,you are my countrywhich I can no longer approach,you are the country where I was bornand learnt to speak,I know only you in the world. I swam in your eyes so oftenreturning to shore with my body all blue,I navigated you so many timeswatching

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The Childhood Certificate

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Star On My Street

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