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

Of Love

She remains bored and very beautiful
her black hair is angry,
her bright hand
for ages now has forgotten me, -
for ages too has forgotten itself,
hanging as it has from the neck of a chair.
In the lights I drown myself,
set my jaws against the coursing of the year.
I reveal my teeth to her
but she understands this is no smile-
sweet, illuminated creature
she reveals myself to me while
she remains bored and very beautiful
and for her alone I live
in the appalling world
of this inferior heaven.

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