the jazz singers…

chegou a vez de falar de um novo poeta de cymru, região situada a sudoeste do reino unido também conhecida como país de gales. dafydd john pritchard e a poesia galêsa me foram apresentados recentemente e voces verão algumas destas novas descobertas em breve. pritchard foi criado em nant peris, arfon, e é poeta conhecido em seu país. o poema e a tradução seguem abaixo.

Y gantores jazz

Mae teid sy’n llawn o seidar,
a sŵn y byd sy’n y bar;
criwiau unnos yn cronni
a’u gwg rhwng y mwg a mi,
criwiau byddar llawn siarad
yn mynnu iaith i’w mwynhad.
Ond o’r llwyfan bychan bach
daw alaw sy’n dawelach
na stŵr y siarad cwrw,
daw ’na iaith i’w datod nhw.
Anadl o iaith, a merch dlos
drwy’r mwg a’r drymiau agos
yn un syndod o nodau’n
gwaedu cân â’i llygaid cau.
Mae’i gwallt yn hir gan hiraeth,
nodau’r hwyr yn don ar draeth,
a gwedd wen ei gwddw hi
yn dristwch ewyn drosti;
sŵn graean lond ei chanu
a marw dau’n y môr du.
I mi, er hyn, y mae’r haf
dan haul y nodyn olaf.

(Dafydd John Pritchard)

the jazz singers

a tide brimming with cider
noise of the world nestles in the bar
one-night crowds gathering
their frowns twixt the smoke and i
deaf crowds full of talk
insisting a language to their pleasure.
but from the tiny stage
comes a melody that’s quieter
than the braying of the beer crew,
comes a language to unravel them.
a breath of language, a pretty girl
through the smoke and the drums
one wonder of notes
bleeding song with eyes closed.
her hair is long with longing,
notes are waves on the sand,
the pale yoke of her throat
a sad foam over her;
gravel sound fills her song
of two deaths in the black sea.
to me, despite this, the summer
lies beneath the sun of her song.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: