Wordsworth in translation

During the idle hours of the COVID-19 lockdown, it's been a joy to revisit the work of Wordsworth, whose birthday was just last week! Amidst the uncertainty and chaos hanging in the air, I found much security and peace in this small project of translating Wordsworth's Lines Written in Early Spring into Spanish. With the warm … Continue reading Wordsworth in translation

Some Thoughts on Neruda’s Poetry

Having read Neruda’s iconic collection Veinte Poemas de Amor y una Canción Desesperada, I felt compelled to write about some of the patterns, motifs and techniques that make his romantic poetry quite as widely lauded as it is. Metaphor Neruda favours the metaphorical in the place of the literal almost as a rule. Take, for … Continue reading Some Thoughts on Neruda’s Poetry