What is a “translation”?
I recently came across a reference to the 14th century Persian poet Hafiz (thanks, paulinelaurent!) who recommended the book The subject tonight is love, translated by Daniel Ladinsky. Wanting to explore Hafiz further, I googled for some texts of his poems and found a few examples of the Ladinsky poems here. Here is one:
The fish needs to say,
“Something ain’t right about this
Camel ride –
Feeling so damn
[*disclaimer: I am thoroughly enjoying this particular Camel ride.—N]