jeudi 19 mars 2009

LALIBELA (en anglais)

Mon ami, le grand poète anglais, Norton Hodges, a traduit mon poème "Lalibela". Merci, Norton!


for Kevin

'Adore what thou hast burned and burn what thou hast adored.'

Gregory of Tours

Imagine, my Prince, you and I,
in High Ethiopia,
in the Church of Saint George,
in the holy city of Lalibela,
kneeling before the icon of Christ,
praying eternity to unite in a poem
our hearts and our voices.

translated from the French of Athanase Vantchev de Thracy by Norton Hodges

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