Poetry, Translation by Pete Rose

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In which Pete Rose translates towering works of poetry.

In today’s episode, Pete Rose will translate Ezra Pound’s imagist opus “In a Station of the Metro” from the original English into Pete Rose American.

Mr. Pound’s original:

The apparition of these faces in the crowd;
Petals on a wet, black bough.

Mr. Rose’s translation:

The apparition of these faces in the crowd;
Petals on a wet, black bough.
Grocery list: Cigarettes, olive loaf, whore, a plan.

This has been “Poetry, Translation by Pete Rose.”



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Poetry: Translation by Dayn Perry

In today’s episode, Dayn Perry will translate Ezra Pound’s imagist opus “In a Station of the Metro” from the original English into Dayn Perry American.

Mr. Pound’s original:

The apparition of these faces in the crowd;
Petals on a wet, black bough.

Mr. Perry’s translation:

The apparition of these faces in the crowd;
Petals on a wet, black bough.
Haw! I’m so intelligent and cultured!

This has been “Poetry, Translation by Dayn Perry.”

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This could really become a loop without end.

Poetry: Translation by Ron

In today’s episode, Ron will translate Ezra Pound’s imagist opus “In a Station of the Metro” from the original English into Ron American.

Mr. Pound’s original:

The apparition of these faces in the crowd;
Petals on a wet, black bough.

Ron’s translation:

The apparition of these faces in the crowd;
Petals on a wet, black bough.
What self-important nonsense it is to quote beautiful poetry.

This has been “Poetry, Translation by Ron.”