CHAIN 1 : HomesickOriginal Poem: HomesickCHAIN 1 : Homesick6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
By Salli Shepherd (salshep)
Do not let them see you blink,
Mother said, so I am careful to turn
away when my eyes dry out. My grip
on the brush is clumsy. Colours speck
and dazzle, slop like foam on rocks;
the teacher dabs their brilliance
from my flaking arms. Children whisper
behind starfish hands; they go to play
in the bright, hot yard but I stay in,
as Mother told me. Below the window
theres a tank of golden fish that circle,
circle, following their own reflections.
I dip my fingers in to scoop one up,
watch it flip and shine, cool in my palm,
and press my face deep into the water.
Northern english translationNorthern English translationNorthern english translation3 years ago in Settings More Like This
For times untold, the sacred forest of Baalhiam has seen bitter strife between humans and the Elf people. A high magic place, foremost sanctuary of druids and mages, the forest is home to the Elves of Nür. They are the guardians of a powerful magic taking its source at the heart of the old forest.
As human mages came to steal this magic, war broke out. The Elves closed down their borders. They concealed the pathways through Baalhiam with magical spells, driving humans away from their territory. From then on, Baalhiam became a forbidden place for foreigners. Cendre and her family are am
Reunion english translationReunion english translation1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Total sleep in the last 3 months:
- 5 hours!
Once again, a well done job!
A little word from the author:
So, it has been almost 3 months since I have given in to one of my favorite hobbies: role playing on messenger. I became enamored of role playing several years ago and developed two of the characters you see here, Faust and Cendre.
During an innocent discussion with Amaltheren, a friend of mine, we started playing a couple of scenarios involving Cendre and Morquendi, her character. Role playing is like smoking. Even if you stop, you always go back to it.
I enjoy role playing a lot because it gives me a little escape from the grayis
Paper Plane -English Translation-Paper Plane -English Translation-2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
In some time, at some place
In the immiscible world
What mixed our hapless worlds was
One paper plane
I slipped out of the hospital every day
Seeing you at where my dad works
Meant the world to me
Reading your letters warmed
The cockles of my heart
It made me blush. Is this what people call "love"...?
But dad said furiously
I must not see you...?
I don't understand why
Your existence is meaningful enough
For me to live
Locked in this room where the sun can't enter
I could see my future glittering
The number of tubes is increasing every day
It's hard for me to hear sounds
I can't walk like how I used to
If I acn't get out o
Character Profile FormCharacter Profile Form7 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Meaning of name:
Origin of name:
Socioeconomic level as a child:
Socioeconomic level as an adult:
Most important childhood event that still affects him/her:
Other memories/events that still affects him/her and why/how:
Past failures s/he would be embarrassed to have people know about and why:
CHAIN 4: International Tag TRANSLATION CHAIN 4CHAIN 4: International Tag6 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
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by Bill Brown ( `GeneratingHype )
She'd left her doll at Lola's house, but Lola had moved. It was her favorite doll, too--the one with the
TranslationGood morning.Translation3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I love you.
Ask me out.
I'm in a state
How are you?
Why do you like her?
I wish you'd love me back
I hate homework.
I want you to call
I have to go.
I don't want to seem desperate.
Maybe next time I'll have better luck. . .
Translatecommunication:Translate3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
the exchange of thoughts,
messages, or information,
as by speech, signals,
writing, or behavior.
lack of communication,
between yo_ and me, causes
dista ces to become real
between us and oth_rs
communicacion, nos falta
entr_ gente y g nte para hablar
usted es usted, y- soy yo
ninguno sabemos como es
para el otro
it is an error
a sort of, stand by
for human emotion,
a lack of, say creativity
déclaration_ s'a ti ul nt
et distinct causant
malentendu ( it's all misunderstanding )
entre nous nouse nous tous
tou gni_nur si emit
es ist na
The TranslatorMalena was born on the third of April, a heady Aries and a talented translator. She only waited for so long before she put her foot down and took charge of her destiny, riding it like a child of the sea would a dolphin.The Translator2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She began her job with diligent care from the moment she first awakened from the drowsiness of the very young and into the slow comprehension of children. She first translated her own simple thoughts to the world in an agonized cry - 'I'm hungry! I'm hungry!' - first in the Spanish words of her parents and then repeated in the strange, native Tupi dialect of her Mestizo nanny. The dark-skinned woman had gasped in fear and tri
Infidelities (A Translation)You were speaking of outdated things,Infidelities (A Translation)4 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Of drowsy rose gardens
That spend their nights unsettled by
The echoed suffering of well-dressed musicians;
And of the little chapels where princesses
Linger, praying in silence;
And of the rustic four-post beds
That all the halfwits at the armory still use.
Oh! Your words spoke to my heart—
My heart both bored and hungry at once—and
Have awakened the sleeping:
All the lovers before you.
And they each stand up now,
In front of me in the stagnant evening,
Rising halfway out of the dream
Like a white body rises out of a black river.
Oh! The invisible rivals
That you yourself are calling forth:
These visions are the victors, unsettling
Our paled love like a river-dredging.
Between your breasts—merciful like nuns—
You try in vain to shield my brow.
You know my cruel desires
Would run me toward some distant lover,
And I know it well. Your amethyst eyes
Become full of honeyed blame
And I am saddened to death
To have no love left f
Poem Translated...Listen to the caw. He calls in fearPoem Translated...3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
for his mother, shouting: This is my voice
being put to rest. A whole. A breve.
lay your cupped hands around my waist, kiss
the bones no one cares to kiss? The scraped
elbow, the pinky. My tenor cleft chin.
Prisoner -English Translation-Prisoner -English Translation-2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
In some time, at some place
One prisoner fell for a girl
Through the barracks
They've taken all my freedom
I was having dark days of persecution
Between you and filthy me
A big difference, big difference
I wrote a letter
And folded it into a paper plane
Praying it'd reach you through the barracks
Fly away, fly away
Oh, to be able to get away
From here someday
It's a lie~
I know it
Your existence made me feel
Like all lies could be true~
"Come here and have a talk with me"
You'd never know my agony
Watching you from here
Was a tiny hapiness for tomorrow~
Days and months passed since then
In TranslationI sit with a false sense of ParisIn Translation3 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
In the furnishing
And the obvious conversion
From a basement bomb shelter
To a restaurant.
Mirrors reflect the spotlights
And make me sit opposite
My reflection. I watch him eating
A modern jukebox
Plays only old French music
Written in the 1930's.
They sing about grief,
At least in my English
I think they do.
Terrible Translation Youre nothing but an indigenous leaf vegetable similar in taste and texture to cabbage to me! she screamed. You want to be part of my life?! Well you better ancient priest of Anglo-Saxon descent, famous for inventing the bi-lunar calendar and apologize!Terrible Translation4 years ago in Humor More Like This
He anxiously hit the hand-held translator against the desk waiting for new results shouting in broken Ihili, Wait! Colloquial term for broken glass or a hazardous situation, please!
No, Geraldo, I cant colloquial term for broken glass or a hazardous situation anymore. The girl looked up with tears in her eyes. This is a che
Gakuen Fiesta TranslationItaly:Gakuen Fiesta Translation2 years ago in Comedy More Like This
The Campana's sign
starts a new exciting day
Gnawing a Grissini
I say 'Buon Giorno!'
to everyone in the classroom
Follow the school rules exactly!
Don't make a mess on the floor
Neither should you sleep
Or draw manga during class
Over the seasons
Friendship blooms here at school
This vivacity is so charming
With a smile we gather on the Piazzale
Thorough guidance for the arrangement!
I'll follow you
Lala Festa, a crazy Festa!
Germany: Fest! Italy: Festa!
Every day is a festival!
A Festa to go to with that girl!
Japan & Germany:
Lost in Translation184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.525.15.2126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.19.8184.108.40.206.11.5.18Lost in Translation2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This