Stephen Page: A Night of Poetry & Music, Part 1, at the Fundacion Ernesto Sabato, 29 Sept 2012. – YouTube
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Finding a new voice, in Italian.
Source: In Translation – The New Yorker
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I’ll go out of the outside of time where there are no more seagulls, no
more sounds of waves.
When the aim of waiting is known, waiting should be half over,
but I depend only on the cracked keel and sail
and am not permitted to know what on earth I’m waiting for.
– Inuhiko Yomota
from A BOAT ¹ from “My Purgatory” (Red Moon Press, VA)
End Note ¹ Alludes to Dante, Paradiso, Canto II, which, in the Carlyle-Okey-Wicksteed translation, begins: “O ye who in your little skiff longing to hear, have followed on my keel that singeth on its way, / turn to revisit your own shores; commit you not to the open sea; for perchance, losing me, ye would be left astray.”
Hiroaki Sato, translation from the Japanese
DETAIL: “YÛGAO, ILLUSTRATION TO CHAPTER 4 OF GENJI MONOGATARI” (C. 1650) / HARVARD ART MUSEUMS
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