Dan Danila

Rookie (28.07.1954 / Romania)

Biography of Dan Danila

Dan Danila poet

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.

Dan Danila's Works:

POEMS

° Found in a Drawer,1993
° The Rescued Park,1994
° A pseudo Treatise on Evening,1998
° Poems,2000
° Restlessness of Words,2004

TRANSLATIONS

° Poems – Wolf von AICHELBURG,1996
° Ballads – François VILLON,1997
° Summer Diversion – Georg SCHERG,1998
° Verses – Rainer Maria RILKE,1999
° Selected poems – Rainer Maria RILKE,2002

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The Golden Age

When I was a pale boy, the world
was a bewitched and mindful place,
with melted gold-light in the eyes
and running over shells ashore
to catch an echo or a rainbow.

Life was a grave and serious play:
I built of sand a narrow castle
for seven wounded tin-plate soldiers,

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