Dan Danila

Rookie (28.07.1954 / Romania)

Dan Danila
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Dan Danila is a poet and painter living in Leonberg, Germany, since 1990. He was born in 1954 in Romania, where he graduated the Arts High School of Sibiu.
His poems, short stories, translations and graphics have been published by leading literary magazines in Romania, Germany, Denmark, Canada and the USA.
He has published five books of poems in Romanian, and has also translated into Romanian five book-length selections of French and German literary works by François Villon, Rainer Maria Rilke, Wolf von Aichelburg and Georg Scherg.
For his translations of Rilke's poetry, he won in 2000 the LITERART XXI Award. He is a member of the Romanian Writers' Association. more »

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  • Rookie Dan Danila (8/14/2005 12:35:00 AM)

    To all my readers - thank you for te appreciations and kind words, your comments are helping me to improve my writing....
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The Poets' Congress

Hypotheses were assumed,
proofs were furnished,
many old treatises consulted
and after a long dispute,
they arrived at the following
unanimously accepted definition:

POETRY is
A captive breath in a crystal phial,
A comet with hyperborean trajectory,
The herbarium concealed on Mars,
The secret language of autistic children,
A fine crushed Tanagra figurine,
The colophony ghost from old violins,
A white mole enamored into the light,
The cloud that inspired da Vinci,
A teardropp in which blue ships are sinking,
A monologue in a ...

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