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Zamora-street poem

 

This bit of street art seems to be a poem to the many dimensions of love.

 

I was only in Zamora for a few hours en route to Lisbon, but it certainly offered plenty of photo opportunities.  If you travel there by car, beware!  The entry to the old town, where the parador is located, is through an extremely narrow gateway in the old walls - I had to fold back my wing mirrors to get through!

 

I'm changing Internet Service Provider today - I have to have the router set up before 8.0 am and connection is promised by midnight!  So much for modern technology!  Please excuse any lack of comments or response!

 

With the aid of Google translate:

 

 

Fainting, daring, be furious,
rough, tender, liberal, elusive,
encouraged, traitor, coward, and courageous;

 

 

do not find the good centre of repose,
appear happy, sad, humble, proud,
angry, brave, fugitive,
satisfied, offended, distrustful;

 

 

flee the face of dissolution,
drink the poison of soft liquor
forget the good, love the hurt,

 

 

believe that a heaven fits in hell,
give life and soul to disillusion;
this is love, whoever has tried it knows.

 

 

Zamora-street poem

 

This bit of street art seems to be a poem to the many dimensions of love.

 

I was only in Zamora for a few hours en route to Lisbon, but it certainly offered plenty of photo opportunities.  If you travel there by car, beware!  The entry to the old town, where the parador is located, is through an extremely narrow gateway in the old walls - I had to fold back my wing mirrors to get through!

 

I'm changing Internet Service Provider today - I have to have the router set up before 8.0 am and connection is promised by midnight!  So much for modern technology!  Please excuse any lack of comments or response!

 

With the aid of Google translate:

 

 

Fainting, daring, be furious,
rough, tender, liberal, elusive,
encouraged, traitor, coward, and courageous;

 

 

do not find the good centre of repose,
appear happy, sad, humble, proud,
angry, brave, fugitive,
satisfied, offended, distrustful;

 

 

flee the face of dissolution,
drink the poison of soft liquor
forget the good, love the hurt,

 

 

believe that a heaven fits in hell,
give life and soul to disillusion;
this is love, whoever has tried it knows.

 

 

comments (14)

  • Ray
  • Not United States
  • 29 Jul 2016, 04:00
That seems to be the subject of most poems, Tom.
Tom Wilson: Indeed it does, Ray.
i think this is very well done and somewhat unusual for me in the sense that it has a fair bit of text and imagery, Tom.
Tom Wilson: Very unusual for street art!
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 29 Jul 2016, 06:34
Hope all goes well with your change-over today, Tom
Tom Wilson: I was connected by 11.20 this morning, Lisl and had all my devices (two Macs, a printer, two iPads and a phone) connected by 11.30! My new ISP is Vodafone.
Hang in there, Tom, and keep remembering the "many dimensions of love." smile
Tom Wilson: You can now check my translation, Ginnie smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Jul 2016, 07:00
We will run a sweepstake on how long it takes before you are reconnected Tom - best of luck..
Tom Wilson: I was pleasantly surprised, Chris - I was connected by 11.20 this morning and had iPads, Macs, phone and printer all connected to the network by 11.30! This is with Vodafone.
A superb presentation of this poem Tom!
Tom Wilson: It is, isn't it. If you have any Spanish you can check my translation (aided by Google).
Fine image Tom. Good luck with the internet provider swop. I shall be doing the same soon, once Gigaclear have connected us all up.
Tom Wilson: I've switched to Vodafone as provider - they were the only ones that told me I could now get high-speed broadband, but I've actually stayed with the 17Mbps service.
Love the simple pen and ink. SO well done all around.
Tom Wilson: If you have any Spanish you can now check my translation - aided by Google smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 Jul 2016, 11:36
Looks quite romantic. I can just imagine the time spent by someone to apply the calligraphy to a rough wall.
Tom Wilson: It must have taken quite some time! I've put up a rough translation on the site.
Nice street art, Tom. Good luck with the change over.
Tom Wilson: All seems to be settled now, Frank - I was up and running with all devices attached by 11.30
Be interesting to know what it says.
Tom Wilson: A rough translation, with the aid of Google Translate is now on the page, Brian. It is, of course, pretty well impossible to translate poetry.
Nice bit of street art. Hope the New ISP is good
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Bill - so far it's OK, time will tell.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 Jul 2016, 18:49
I love street poems at house walls or in buses ... - I saw some poems in Berlin - thank you for the translation!
Tom Wilson: I've never seen one quite like this. Thanks, Philine.
beautiful calligraphy...
Tom Wilson: It is indeed - done by a master calligrapher!

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