Nichita Stanescu

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Nichita Stanescu
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Nichita Stanescu was a Romanian poet and essayist. He is the most acclaimed contemporary Romanian language poet, leaving behind some of the most important poetry in post-war Romanian literature. more »

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  • Ben Toma (3/21/2013 1:56:00 PM)

    I have just translated another one of his poems into English, if anyone interested.

  • Ben Toma (3/21/2013 1:53:00 PM)

    I have just translated another one of his poems into English if anyone interested.

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Best Poem of Nichita Stanescu

Burned Forest

Black snow was falling. The tree line
shone when I turned to see -
I had wondered long and silent,
alone, trailing memory behind me.

And it seemed the stars, fixed as they were,
ground their teeth, a stiffened nexus,
an infernal machine, tolling
the halted hours of conciousness.

Then, a thick silence descends,
and my every gesture
leaves a comet tail in the heavens.

And I hear evey glance I cast
as it echoes against
some tree.

Child, what were you seeking there,
with your gangly arms and pointed shoulders
on which the ...

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