Derek uploaded a sound file with John Cage telling the story of translating a haiku from japenese into english and it’s an extraordinary small moment.
Not only do the translations make for several lovely small poems all very unique and human, but the sound file reveals the perils in attempting translation. After listening to it I felt both happy and lonely. We are all so seperated from each other, but not only distance, but time, language, culture and the variations that come from being a complex being.
Anyhow, do listen.