2021-08-04

Taj Mahal

Ar éigean má thugann na páistí faoi deara é
Is iad ag dul ar scoil, é ar a chromada
san abhainn mar tharbh dronnach

a ruball á bhagairt aige ó am go ham
ar an slua de thurasóirí
cosnochta. Tá siad bailithe leo anois,

an t-impire agus an bhanríon ab ansa leis,
le trí chéad bliain
nó mar sin. Ach an lasair mharmair seo

gealach eile an Domhain, féach
mar a chuimlíonn sí salann mín luachmhar
le créacht an ghrá leatromaigh



R. Parthasarathy

2021-08-03

Eduardo Viana

is leor d'ainmse
is critheann sreanga an ghiotáir
tugtar éisteacht dóibh
        is é d'ainmse, a shearc
        a chraobhscaoileann a gcuid rún
Your name is enough
and the guitar strings tremble
they long to be heard
        it is Your name, beloved
        that releases their secret

2021-08-02

Vajda Lajos

briathra na saoithe
an bhfanfaidh siad, a chuisle
tar éis mionchainte
        táid cheana á leá i dtost
        basctha brúite 'na neamhní
the words of the wise
will they rise above chatter
and remain, my love
        no, they dissolve in silence
        and break into nothingness

2021-08-01

Paula Modersohn-Becker

is bóthar fada é
bhíos anseo cheana, a chuid
aithním gach casadh
        ach nílim in ann dul siar
        níl thiar ansin ach taibhsí
ah, it's a long road
and yes, i've been here before
i know every turn
        and yet i cannot go back
        nothing behind me but ghosts

2021-07-31

Book of Kells

Maighdean is Leanbh
ar smaoinigh an maisitheoir
ar a mháthair féin
        nó ar bheo di ag an am
        saothar na n-aingeal 'bhí ann
Madonna and Child
did the illuminator
think of his mother
        was his own mother alive
        the work of angels it was

2021-07-30

Srónbheannach

Bronzekleinplastik Panzernashorn von Stephan Horota aus dem Jahr 2005.
Standort Tierpark Berlin (Friedrichsfelde) im Dickhäuterhaus.
Lotse - CC BY-SA 3.0
is mian leis éalú
an srónbheannach Indiach
is dul le báiní
        braithimse leis é, a chuid
        ceansaigh an chreathadach seo
he wants to break out
the Indian rhinoceros
go on a rampage
        beloved, I feel it too
        come and keep me from trembling

2021-07-29

Jagdish Swaminathan

más ann don éinín
is leor sin domsa, a stór
glórach nó 'na thost
        ó, a ansacht, más ann duit -
        ná bíodh má asam ná dá . . .
if the bird is there
that is all i need to know
let it sing or not
        beloved, if You are there
        no ifs! - let me not say if . . .