Monday, January 14, 2013

VILLON ~





























The Legacy, the Testament, and other Poems
Francois Villon
translated by Peter Dale
(St. Martin's 1973)








2 comments:

Conrad DiDiodato said...

Pound learned his poetrywriting from his Provencal and Chinese translations.I wish poets today, following the great American master, would cut their teeth on the classics via translation before writing the first line.

Bob Arnold / Longhouse said...

Good thoughts, Conrad, yielding from Pound.

And I wish poets would learn a trade, because poetry isn't a trade as much as it is a love affair.

And we can wish all we wish
all's well, Bob