My Writings, Posts in English, Translation

The Translator

Wandering through words
written on a dictionary
like they’re roads
of a Babel that’s contemporary.

Fishing the right meaning
in the definitions river
then you find her moving
it through the foreign language’s mirror.

She’s a translator, a messenger,
a writer, an interpreter
of hidden meanings inside words
stressing on how much they’re worth.

Of course it’s no game,
you can’t run in the fast lane
it takes a thorough reflection,
to do well this profession.

Learn the words, learn their meanings
learn grammar rules, understand the author’s feelings
do research, completely understand a text
pay attention to the tiniest details and all the rest.

© Ilaria – August 15, 2007.