Category Archives: Anthology

My collected writings and those of family members.

Travesía (11)

Versión castellana del poema “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” (1856) de Walt WhitmanEnglish text at http://www.poetryfoundation.orgSpanish Interpretation by JMN [Translator’s note: The whole of part 7 follows. Of the poem’s 9 parts this short one has its peculiar thorniness. The elfish spin … Continue reading

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Neruda LXXXIII

Veinte poemas de amor y una canción desesperada. Cien sonetos de amor1924, Pablo Neruda y Herederos de Pablo Neruda1994, Random House MondadoriCuarta edición en U.S.A: febrero 2004 [LXXXIII]Es bueno, amor, sentirte cerca de mí en la noche,It’s good, love, to … Continue reading

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Travesía (10)

Versión castellana del poema “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” (1856) de Walt WhitmanEnglish text at http://www.poetryfoundation.orgSpanish Interpretation by JMN [Translator’s note: I’ve arbitrarily divided part 6 into 3 segments. The third of the three segments follows. The poem has 9 parts.] [6.3][I] … Continue reading

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Travesía (9)

Versión castellana del poema “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” (1856) de Walt WhitmanEnglish text at http://www.poetryfoundation.orgSpanish Interpretation by JMN [Translator’s note: I’ve arbitrarily divided part 6 into 3 segments. The second of the three segments follows. The poem has 9 parts.] [6.2]I … Continue reading

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Travesía (8)

Versión castellana del poema “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” (1856) de Walt Whitman English text at http://www.poetryfoundation.org Spanish Interpretation by JMN [Translator’s note: I’ve arbitrarily divided part 6 into 3 segments. The first of the three segments follows. The poem has 9 … Continue reading

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A-Theology

A poke at Ludwig’s nonsense adumbrates an a-theology that circumvents the mortiferous belch of cassock-and-biretta evangels. There’s an amount of life which abounds so abundantly it’s incommensurate with measurement. It amounts to the livelong life force of aliveness that explodes … Continue reading

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Neruda LXXXIV

[LXXXIV]Una vez más, amor, la red del día extingueOne more time, love, the net of day extinguishestrabajos, ruedas, fuegos, estertores, adioses,labors, wheels, fires, death rattles, goodbyes,y a la noche entregamos el trigo vacilanteand we deliver to the night the unsteady … Continue reading

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‘Inter faeces et urinam nascimur’

“Between feces and urine we are born,” said Augustine in the 4th century. The bishop of Hippo’s take on parturition was that our mothers effectively defecate us from their feculent crannies. Doctrine on sex and love handed down by dour … Continue reading

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‘Endecha Sin Música’

Dirge Without Musicby Edna St. Vincent MillayText at http://www.poetryfoundation.orgSpanish paraphrase by JMN Endecha Sin Música I am not resigned to the shutting away of loving hearts in the hard ground.No me resigno a que se recluyan corazones tiernos en el … Continue reading

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A Translation

If I Should Come Upon Your House Lonely in the West Texas DesertBy Natalie Diaz. Selected by Reginald Dwayne Betts, NYTimes, 4-1-21. [Translator’s note: The title’s ‘West Texas Desert’ is resonant and necessary. For my Spanish interpretation, however, the fact … Continue reading

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