No meio do caminho: várias vozes

Alvarus

Homenagem de Sibila a Drummond (31-10-1902/17-08-1987) no vigésimo segundo aniversário de sua morte.

 

NO MEIO DO CAMINHO

No meio do caminho tinha uma pedra
tinha uma pedra no meio do caminho
tinha uma pedra
no meio do caminho tinha uma pedra.

Nunca me esquecerei desse acontecimento
na vida de minhas retinas tão fatigadas.
Nunca me esquecerei que no meio do caminho
tinha uma pedra
tinha uma pedra no meio do caminho
no meio do caminho tinha uma pedra.

Carlos Drummond de Andrade, 1928
In Alguma poesia
Pindorama, 1930
© Graña Drummond

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EN MEDIO DEL CAMINO

En medio del camino había una piedra,
había una piedra en medio del camino,
había una piedra,
en medio del camino había una piedra.

Nunca me olvidaré de ese acontecimiento
en la vida de mis retinas tan fatigadas.
Nunca me olvidaré que en medio del camino
había una piedra,
había una piedra en medio del camino
en medio del camino había una piedra.

Gaston Figuera
In Poesía brasileña contemporanea
Montevideo, 1947

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NEL MEZZO DEL CAMMINO

Nel mezzo del cammino c’era un sasso
c’era un sasso nel mezzo del cammino
c’era un sasso
nel mezzo del cammino c’era un sasso.

Non dimenticherò questa cosa accaduta
nella vita dei miei occhi così stanchi.
Non dimenticherò mai che nel mezzo del cammino
c’era un sasso
c’era un sasso nel mezzo del cammino
nel mezzo del cammino c’era un sasso.

Ruggero Jacobbi
Lirici brasiliani dal modernismo ad oggi
Milano, 1960

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IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD

In the middle of the road there was a stone
there was a stone in the middle of the road
there was a stone
in the middle of the road there was a stone.

Never should I forget this event
in the lifetime of my fatigued retinas.
Never should I forget that in the middle of the road
there was a stone
there was a stone in the middle of the road
in the middle of the road there was a stone.

Elizabeth Bishop, 1969

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IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WAY

In the middle of the way was a stone
was a stone in the middle of the way
was a stone
in the middle of the way was a stone.

Never, me I’ll never forget that that happened
in the life of my oh so wearied retinas.
Never, me, I’ll never forget that in the middle of the way
was a stone
was a stone in the middle of the way
in the middle of the way was a stone.

Charles Bernstein, 2006

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IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD

In the middle of the road was a stone
was a stone in the middle of the road
was stone
in the middle of the road was a stone.

I shall never forget that event
in the life of my so tired eyes.
I shall never forget that in the middle of the road
was a stone
was a stone in the middle of the road
in the middle of the road was a stone.

John Nist
In The middle of the road
Tucson University, 1965

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MITTEN IM WEG

Mitten im Weg lag ein Stein
Lag ein Stein mitten im Weg
Lag ein Stein
Mitten im Weg lag ein Stein.

Nie werde ich dieses Ereignis
Im Leben meiner so ermudeten Netzhaut vergessen.
Nie werde ich vergessen dass mitten im Weg
Lag ein Stein
Lag ein Stein mitten im Weg
Mitten im Weg lag ein Stein.

Curt Meyer-Clason
Poesie
Frankfurt am Main, 1965

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AU MILIEU DU CHEMIN

Au milieu du chemin y avait une pierre
y avait une pierre au milieu du chemin
y avait une pierre
au milieu du chemin y avait une pierre.

Jamais je n’oublierai cet évènement
dans la vie de mes rétines si fatiguées.
Jamais je noublierai qu’au milieu du chemin
y avait une pierre
y avait une pierre au milieu du chemin
au milieu du chemin y avait une pierre.

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IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD

In the middle of the road there was a stone
there was a stone in the middle of the road
there was a stone
in the middle of the road there was a stone.

I’ll never forget this event
in the lifetime of my tired eyes.
I’ll never forget that in the middle of the road
there was a stone
there was a stone in the middle of the road
in the middle of the road there was a stone.

Mark Strand, 1972

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IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD

In the middle of the road there was a rock
there was a rock in the middle of the road
there was a rock
in the middle of the road there was a rock

Never will I forget this happening
in the life of my so fatigued retinas.
Never will I forget that in the middle of the road
there was a rock
there was a rock in the middle of the road
In the middle of the road there was rock.

Jennifer Sarah Cooper, 2008