Dan Pagis: “Conversation”

pine-tree (Naomi Ibuki)

 CONVERSATION

Four talked about the pine tree.  One defined it by genus, species, and variety.  One assessed its disadvantages for the lumber industry.  One quoted poems about pine trees in many languages.  One took root, stretched out branches, and rustled.

Dan Pagis

Translation by Stephen Mitchell

Photo credit: pine-tree by Naomi Ibuki

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matt

I enjoy reading, writing, and translating--especially poems. The energy that can exist between poems and associated visual art--poems based on visual images or visual images based on poems--is fascinating to me.

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