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Poetry in Translation (XXI): Rodica Draghincescu, (b. 1962) – “Nocturnal Embrace”

April 10th, 2005 · No Comments · Books, PEOPLE, Poetry, Translations

Rodica Draghincescu (b. 1962)

Nocturnal embrace (II)
(Caresse nocturne II)

Evening is set

I swim to the bottom of my inner self

like a sea creature

I avoid memory

Under the bridge of solitude

I steal more secretly than the night

when I go hungry of limbo

I derail amongst the calendar days

tattooing their bodies with embers

“whom amongst you

will come to look for me?”

(Translated from French by Constantin ROMAN)
April 2005


Rodica Draghincescu’s critical biography is in

“Blouse Roumaine – the Unsung Voices of Romanian Women”


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