By Tomas Tranströmer
Tomas Tranströmer (19312015), winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, is Sweden's such a lot acclaimed poet. identified for sharp imagery, startling metaphors and deceptively basic diction, his luminous poems supply mysterious glimpses into the private features of humanity, usually throughout the lens of the wildlife. those new translations via Patty Crane, awarded aspect by way of part with the unique Swedish, are tautly rendered and assuredly cadenced. also they are deeply proficient through Crane's own dating with the poet and his spouse in the course of the years she lived in Sweden, the place she was once afforded larger perception into the nuances of his poetics and the guy himself.
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As much as the subject of cleverness has been discussed, no definitions suffice. One person’s cleverness is another person’s vitalizing play, or ironic/satiric revelation. The implication of the distinction suggests that cleverness is insubstantial, entertaining, a joke not to be returned to. ). What makes O’Hara’s work compelling, I think, is what makes most poets compelling: an obsession, a poem written of personal necessity, coordinate with a tactile joy in the medium, the expression of that obsession.
As time passes, Natasha forgets about her experience. One day, cheerful as she was before her ordeal, Natasha goes with her sisters out beyond the gate of the village. Stanza 3 While the sisters sit together outside the gate, a carriage, or troika, goes by. It moves along at a furious pace, with the driver, standing in his seat, forcing his short, muscular horses—cobs—to gallop at top speed. ’’ 180 145 THE BRIDEGROOM ‘‘Your pardon, sir, it is not done. The drunken din goes roaring on, But as they cheer and riot, The maid sits sad and quiet.
Stanza 2 150 155 Her parents question Natasha about where she had been and what she has seen, but she cannot answer them, and eventually they let the matter drop. As time passes, Natasha forgets about her experience. One day, cheerful as she was before her ordeal, Natasha goes with her sisters out beyond the gate of the village. Stanza 3 While the sisters sit together outside the gate, a carriage, or troika, goes by. It moves along at a furious pace, with the driver, standing in his seat, forcing his short, muscular horses—cobs—to gallop at top speed.
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