Through My Eyes – a poem

through simian eyes

she can almost see freedom

from behind cold bars


from behind cold bars

kind voices spur her dreams      hope

pony her language


pony her language

for true insight to open

effort must happen


effort must happen

to bring quality of trust

be shepherds of life


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The definition of PONY here isa literal translation of a foreign language text. For example, Robert Pinsky is reported to have used a literal translation in preparing his translation of Dante‘s Inferno (1994), as he does not know Italian. Similarly, Richard Pevear worked from literal translations provided by his wife, Larissa Volokhonsky, in their translations of several Russian novels.

This poem uses the Haiku form with a repeating pattern of the 3rd line of one stanza being the 1st line of the next. I started this pattern during a previous post. Give it a try if you like.

I composed this in response to Jibber Jabber with Sue’s poetry prompt of QUALITY, Pensitivity’s Three Things Challenge of PONY, ALMOST, and FROM. and my Haiku Poetry Challenge words CHIMPANZEE and KISS. Click the links to go to the challenges.


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pony          almost          from

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