Daniel Ionita

Rookie - 255 Points (16 January 1960 / Bucharest)

Daniel Ionita
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Has recently translated and published the first comprehensive anthology of modern Romanian verse in English, covering the period from 1850 to the present (2012) , and including 56 poets and over 75 poems.
Born in Bucharest, Romania, migrated to New Zealand at 20 years of age in 1980, and then onto Australia. Lives in Sydney. After a career in Organisational Change and Improvement, over the last few years has decided to return to his 'first love', poetry. more »

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Flighty Calligraphy

My words stick to you and I cannot strip them off anymore.
They stick to your body like a calligraphy thousands of years old
layed down by a Chinese scribe from the Emperor's palace
who did not receive any more news from his sweetheart,
left somewhere in a village hanging in some distant memory.

In the meantime, the calligraphy of my words strings itself on your body
running faster and faster, flightier and flightier,
so that I cannot fathom it anymore.
Now and then I add a word, which hastily moves in a row between the others
but suddenly you put your index ...

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