Sticky Notes of Thoughts

…because some thoughts are worth remembering

On Translation as Discovering Your Own Language


Erza Pound’s advice to a poet, as retold by W. S. Merwin, to write 75 lines a day.  He then went onto add that,

“At the age of 18, you don’t have anything to write about. Learn a foreign language and translate (poems). Translation is a way of learning your own language.”

Photo: Colorful tiles in Lisbon, Portugal

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This entry was posted on September 7, 2015 by in Identity, language, Quotes, Writing and tagged , , , , .
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