reading poetry in translation


Something Gets Lost......

a: Reading poetry in translation ~
b: kissing a girl in a photograph


" The best answer to the question came from Syed Shamsul Huq during the Crossing Cultures poetry reading session where he said, "Reading poetry in translation is like kissing a girl in a photograph."

Writer: Syed Shamsul Huq
Date: Feb 27 2014 7:13 PM

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METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.