vineri, 25 noiembrie 2011

POETRY AND TRUTH/POESIA Y VERDAD: ALFRED VASSALLO (MALTA - UNITED KINGDOM)



UNEXPLAINED
My kisses give her solace,
it keeps her mind at rest,
my devotion towards her is full of strength,
our love becomes abreast.
When I thought I was dead,
I was haunted by horrible dreams,
now that I am still amongst the living,
my illusions are full of screeching screams.
We are one and never twain,
our love is easy,
yet very hard to explain.
I have to forsake myself and my heart,
they are both fakes through and through,
false promises, pretence and deception,
a miserable rotten life of things untrue.
My true love gives her hope,
the times are gone of grief and failure,
while feeling the strong thumping of my heart,
she submits into dreams of carnal pleasure.
(...)

IUBIRE INEXPLICABILĂ
Săruturile mele o consolează,
îi păstrează mintea în repaus,
devotamentul meu pentru ea este puternic,
iubirea noastră este un fapt real.
Când mi-am închipuit că sunt mort,
am fost bântuit de vise cumplite,
acum că mă aflu încă printre cei vii,
iluziile îmi sunt pline de ţipete sfâşietoare.
Suntem unul şi niciodată doi,
iubirea ne este uşoară,
însă foarte greu de explicat.
Am să renunţ la mine şi la inima mea,
ambele sunt false în sinea lor,
promisiuni false, pretext şi decepţie,
o viaţă mizeră de lucruri mincinoase.
Dragostea-mi adevărată îi dă speranţă,
timpul a trecut prin durere şi eşec,
pe când inima îmi bătea cu putere,
ea persista în vise de plăceri carnale.
(...)
     Traducere de Daniel Dragomirescu

       CULTURAL PERFILE
       PROFIL CULTURAL
     Alfred Vassallo was born 11th April 1956 is married to Enid and have two daughters. He produced and directed several plays as a semi-professional  at the Manoel  Theatre, the national theatre of Malta his native country. His productions included amongst others:  "The Exorcism",  "Equus" ,  "Night Must Fall",  "Who Killed Agatha Christie",  "The Island", "Night Mother", "Who's On First", "Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs".
He also was employed by the Colchester Co-Operative drama group "Scene Around"  as a director. The Co-Op drama group produced several plays also took part in two drama festivals in Colchester and Ipswich finished 2nd on both productions which were  "Just a Song at Twilight" and “Savoury Meringue”.
     He wrote various radio plays and documentaries for radio, and poetry. He wrote the lyrics to "I Am All Alone a song about his true life and sung by Keith Russell. CD is available free on request.
     He is also the founder of “The Admission-Free Drama Group”.  The  aim is to encourage a friendly social drama group and to give the theatre goers the opportunity to attend quality amateur theatre for free admission.
         
     Alfred Vassallo (născut în 1956, Malta) este un regizor, scenarist, muzician, poet şi animator cultural din Marea Britanie. A pus în scenă ca producător şi regizor spectacole cu “The Exorcism" (“Exorcismul”),  "Equus" ,  "Night Must Fall" (“Trebuie să se facă noapte”),  "Who Killed Agatha Christie" (“Cine a ucis-o pe Agatha Christie”),  "The Island" (“Insula”), "Night Mother" (“Mama Noapte”), "Who's On First" (“Cine-i primul”) etc. A scris diverse piese şi documentare pentru radio şi este de asemenea fondatorul trupei teatrale “The Admission-Free Drama Group”.
     Un autor complet, de tentă multiculturală, cu largi deschideri tematice şi artistice, original şi creativ, pe care revista noastră este onorată să-l prezinte acum publicului său cititor din Europa şi de pe toate meridianele.

     Prezentare de Daniel Dragomirescu
 
    NOTE
    Read full contribution in Contemporary Literary Horizon, No 6(26)/November-December 2011

2 comentarii:

lola spunea...

Hola buenas noches¡¡
Espero que tengas un feliz fin de semana
Interesante entrada ……….

Francesca spunea...

Thank you for the post, I don't know much about contemporary literature, I read mostly classics or light hearted books like Shopaholic:) I am following you from Rome, Italy.