Thursday, April 5, 2012

WordParty Poetry Challenge – Writing Prompt #5

Day #5

by Ingrid 

Translate a poem written in another language to English without using a dictionary. Yes, that means look at a poem in Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Arabic, or whatever language you choose and try to find your own meaning behind the words—perhaps they sound sensual, argumentative, sorrowful or perhaps you can’t even read them out loud but you can delve into how the language is written and looks on the page.

Suggested poets: Wisława Szymborska, Pablo Neruda, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Matsuo Bashō, Marjorie Agosin, and Hafiz.

Don’t forget to send us your poems if you are keeping up with the challenge: