What is your favorite poem?

"When you are old and gray and full of sleep, and nodding by the fire, take down this book and slowly read, and dream of the soft look your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep."
Igor Marinovsky
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Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:59 am  

My favorite poem is " I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou

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Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:14 am  

The Panther by Rainer Maria Rilke.

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Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:05 pm  

The Panther by Rainer Maria Rilke.

In this heartrending and difficult-to-translate poem, the German poet Rilke describes his experience on seeing a caged panther. To state the obvious, he was also making a comment on the human condition; Rilke was a perfectionist who was painfully aware of his own limitations.

His vision, from the passing of the bars,
has grown so weary that it holds no more.
To him it seems there are a thousand bars
And behind a thousand bars, no world.

The padding gait of flexible strong strides,
that in the very smallest circle turns,
is like a dance of strength around a center
in which, stupefied, a great will stands.

Only sometimes the curtain of the pupil
soundlessly parts, an image enters,
goes through the tensioned stillness of the limbs,
and in the heart ceases to be.

- my adaptation from the translation by M. D. Herter Norton

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Thu Jun 16, 2022 2:39 am  

I think that for so many years they have already found a way to translate texts without human help. Even technical documentation and this poem. I think that this is the achievement of mankind - the ability to read, watch, listen and understand different languages ​​​​without learning, but with the help of special software. And even chat in games and videos can be translated without complications. For video I use vidby https://vidby.com/. This site allows you to upload your video and get the translation and dubbing of this video in another language. And they have more than 40 available languages. And you can diversify the voice acting by choosing different voices.

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