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    re: Hans Sachsens poetische Sendung - Great find Odd, I was expecting a non-rhyming scheme in the original German for some reason.

    Attempted a side by side Poem / Google translation / Interpretation document:

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...it?usp=sharing

    Granted the Google translation may be imperfect, though far surpassing anything I could come up with, but one can see the liberties taken between the Poem and its interpretation.
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    Wow! That poem really inspired you tailor! I´m just in the middle of what I call half moving activity packing books, and other things and cleaning furniture. Tomorrow if all goes well, a truck will take more of half my belongings, including all my physical books away.
    As soon as possible I´ll take a close look at your (or Googles) translation.
    Meanwhile here is the English link on Hans Sachs:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Sachs
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    Good work, tailor! I think the merit of this interpretation was to reproduce the spirit of the original even taking some liberties with it. I became curious who the translator might be. I found the blog with the interpretation but I didn´t find the name of the translator.
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
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    Quote Originally Posted by tailor STATELY View Post
    Taken in part from Psalm 137... https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/...s/137?lang=eng

    Found an interesting point and counterpoint in analysis... https://mypoetryforpeace.weebly.com/...jerusalem.html

    "Jorge, no matter where we go together" - Sarina Romero; To Jorge Luis Borges... https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poe...ge-luis-borges
    There seems to be much more in the poem of Sarina Romero. The poem imitates a prose text, but the image of the canvas driven in to the sea predominates. It's perhaps about our historical American contradictions that cling to us. Did you know that Sarina Romero is from California?

    "K WAS SUPPOSED TO COME WITH THE KEY, I WAS" K WAS SUPPOSED TO COME WITH THE KEY, I WAS (Danish poem by Ulrikka S. Gernes, translated into English by Canadian poet/translators Per Brask and Patrick Friesen)
    https://griffinpoetryprize.com/poem/...the-key-i-was/
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    No I didn't know Sarina Romero's origins. I read she's from Oakland, CA... I worked in Oakland very briefly and lived in Southern Alameda County, same county as Oakland, from 1969-1976... High School years, brief College stint, and first marriage. Sarina appears very young; her linkedin page shows her interest in Education and has since relocated to New York.

    She alludes to a massacre in Mexico at Tlatelolco in a 1968 protest prior to the Olympic Games... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tlatelolco_massacre as well as
    Tlatelolco has marked the history of massacres and national injustice in Mexico in other historical ways which have permeated the arts such as it being a place of Aztec sacrificial performances, being the place where the Aztecs surrendered to the Spanish, and giving way to legitimizing the genocide of indigenous people in Mexico.[28]
    ... the 3000 years of heritage ?

    "the image of the canvas driven in to the sea" is a grand statement.

    Interesting poem about relationship change. Ulrikka Gernes bio... https://poetryinvoice.ca/read/poets/ulrikka-gernes

    "Living is no laughing matter:" - Nazim Hokmet; On Living... https://www.poetrycat.com/nazim-hikmet/on-living
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    re:Sarina Romero, thanks for the information. She doesn´t have a wikipedia page but she seems to be from Oakland, California.

    "On Leaving". A beautiful poem full of sensibility.

    "O Merlin in your crystal cave".Merlin by Edwin Muir

    https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/merlin/
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
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    Enjoyed Brings to mind "The Lady of Shallot" by Tennyson which we discussed elsewhere (Book Game/Movie Game?) though not alluding to it.

    "Not tired of 'earin' stories! You're a nailer, so you are!" - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; The Groom's Encore... https://www.poetrycat.com/arthur-con...-grooms-encore
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    re: Book Title Game I think it was.

    Enjoyed Conan Doyle´s poem very much, specially the language!

    "Out of Wonder World I think you come;"From Wonder World by Kate Greenaway
    https://www.poetrycat.com/kate-greenaway
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
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    "Out of Wonder World..." Precious little poem; copied it for an occasion for my great-granddaughter (with proper credit to the author of course)... maybe for Easter

    "Past the despairing wail" - Friedrich Schiller; Elysium.... https://www.public-domain-poetry.com.../elysium-30714
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    How old is your granddaughter? I confuse a bit your grandchildren and your great grandchildren.

    Enjoyed Elysium!

    Poem Quebec by Jean Blewett.
    https://www.poetrynook.com/poem/quebec-1
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    Great-Grand Daughter is 1 / Great-Grandson is 4 Grandkids: 26/22/15

    Enjoyed Quebec... "The white doves perch upon the cannons grim,
    The flowers bloom where once did run a tide
    Of crimson, when the moon rose pale and dim
    Above the battlefield so grim and wide."

    "red rock giants" - Micaela Merryman; 34°54’15’’ N 111°47’30’’ W... https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poe...15-n-1114730-w
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    re:Grandkids old enough to enjoy poetry; GGkids occupied in producing it!

    Enjoyed Merryman's sharpness!

    "In Sleeping Beauty's castle" Immortality by Lisel Mueller
    https://www.poetrycat.com/lisel-mueller/immortality
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    Enjoyed Lisel Mueller's retrospective in S2

    "Tree, tree" - Federico García Lorca; Arbolé, Arbolé... https://poets.org/poem/arbole-arbole
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    Enjoyed the bilingual poem "Tree, tree" very much.
    " Under an arch of glorious leaves I passed"."Michael Oaktree" by Alfred Noyes
    https://www.public-domain-poetry.com/alfred-noyes
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
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    A thoughtful and majestic poem on life

    "Vital spark of heav'nly flame," - Alexander Pope; The Dying Christian To His Soul... https://www.poetrycat.com/alexander-...an-to-his-soul
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