Lost in translation

Trying to translate a poem, is like trying to repaint a painting in a completely different style. Like repainting a Gogh’s painting into a Picasso.
It’s not that the translated poem will be bad, cause it can often be better than the original. The problem is that it wont give the same emotion, it just won’t!


7 thoughts on “Lost in translation

  1. I agree, I´ve read a some people that have the same poem translated even in 3 languages! Quite impressive they know three languages, but reading it in English I find it more pleasant, plus it´s the only language I know! (apart form my native spanish), although translated in Italian don´t know why but italian has a nice ring to it.

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