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Salvatore Quasimodo: Agrigentum Road (From Italian)
Agrigentum Road By Salvatore Quasimodo Translated by A.Z. Foreman There a wind remains that I recall afire within the manes of horses ...
Goethe: The Elvenking (From German)
The Elvenking 1 By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Translated by A.Z. Foreman Click hear me recite the German Who rides so late on a night ...
Psalm 113 (From Biblical Hebrew)
Psalm 113: Hallelujah Translated by A.Z. Foreman Yahweh's servants! Praise praise the name of Yahweh. Blessed be the name of Y...
Psalm 117 (From Biblical Hebrew)
The audio recording for this is a little different from my usual Tiberian Hebrew recordings. See the note below for more. Psalm 117 Tra...
Psalm 1: "Happy the man" (From Biblical Hebrew)
"Happy the Man" Psalm 1 Translated by A.Z. Foreman Happy the man who has not walked as the wicked counsel nor sat in scoffe...
Anonymous: Litany Against Fear (from Biblical Hebrew)
(Note for people who haven't read Dune: this is just me screwing around) Discovered unvocalized in a Qumran fragment. A vocalized ver...
Bible: Song of Heshbon (From Hebrew)
This may or may not be a very old text, but I think it is. As befits an old text, there are points of obscurity. Scholarly opinion is much ...
Litany Against Fear (from Gothic)
An ancient Gothic war-prayer that Fritigern had his men recite before doing battle with the Romans. Well, it was either the Goths or the ...
Exodus 14.30-15.18 "Song of the Sea" (From Biblical Hebrew)
The dating of the Song of the Sea is a matter of some dispute. There is a widely held view that it is extremely old, on linguistic grounds....
Jules Boissière: The Buddha (From Occitan)
This translation originally appeared on Asymptote's blog as a Translation Tuesday feature Born in 1863, Jules Boissière (Juli Boïssiè...
Psalm 23 (From Biblical Hebrew)
Yahweh the Shepherd Psalm 23 Translated by A.Z. Foreman Yahweh shepherds me I want for naught. He lets me lie down in grassy meadows,...
Shmuel ben Hoshaˁna: "On Resurrection" (From Hebrew)
The payṭan Shmu'el ben Hoshaˁna (known also as Hashlishi "the Third", the ultimate rank he attained at the Yeshiva) was one ...
Uri Tzvi Greenberg: On A Night of Rain In Jerusalem (From Hebrew)
To comment properly on this nigh-untranslatable poem would require an essay of considerable length. Suffice it to say that one should remem...
Eisig Silberschlag: On Heathen Footsteps (From Hebrew)
On Heathen Footsteps Eisig Silberschlag Translated by A.Z. Foreman Sun and wind and sea And your body burning on sand, Sun and wind a...
Eugenio Montale: Hitler Spring (From Italian)
Hitler Spring By Eugenio Montale Translated by A.Z. Foreman Nor she to see whom the sun turns about.. — Dante (?) to Giovanni Quirini ...
T. Carmi: Awakening (From Hebrew)
Awakening By T. Carmi Translated by A.Z. Foreman Come pass your hand across my lips. For I am not accustomed to this light. ...
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