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    Default poem in today's NYTimes

    (Central Park, 9 a.m.)

    Dear Diary:

    I had not breathed
    in years

    but one evening
    picked
    a wind
    the strings
    of my sinewed
    throat

    an old
    man-
    dolin

    and a melody
    moved through
    me

    -Rolli Anderson
    David Herman

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    Default Re: poem in today's NYTimes

    Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns:

    Guitares et mandolines
    Camille Saint-Saëns

    Guitares et mandolines
    Ont des sons qui font aimer.
    Tout en croquant des pralines
    Pépa se laisse charmer
    Quand, jetant dièses, bécarres,
    Mandolines et guitares
    Vibrent pour la désarmer.
    Mandoline avec guitare
    Accompagnent de leur bruit
    Les amants suivant le phare
    De la beauté dans la nuit.
    Et Juana montre, féline,
    (Guitare avec mandoline)
    Sa bouche et son œil qui luit.


    Guitar and mandolin
    English Translation © Richard Stokes

    Guitar and mandolin
    Cause you to fall in love.
    While crunching pralines,
    Pepe lets herself be charmed
    When, sounding sharps and flats,
    Mandolin and guitar
    Resound to disarm her.
    Mandolin and guitar
    Accompany with their sound
    Lovers who follow the beacon
    Of beauty in the night;
    And feline Juana flashes
    (Guitar and mandolin)
    Her gleaming eyes and mouth.
    Bren

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