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German to English: Paul Celan - Poem Translation
Source text - German Brandmal
Wir schliefen nicht mehr, denn wir lagen im Uhrwerk der Schwermut
und bogen die Zeiger wie Ruten,
und sie schnellten zurück und peitschten die Zeit bis aufs Blut,
und du redetest wachsenden Dämmer,
und zwölfmal sagte ich du zur Nacht deiner Worte,
und sie tat sich auf und blieb offen,
und ich legt ihr ein Aug in den Schoß und flocht dir das andre ins Haar
und schlang zwischen beide die Zündschnur, die offene Ader -
und ein junger Blitz schwamm heran.
Translation - English Brandmark
We didn’t sleep anymore, as we lay in the clockwork of gloom
and warped the clockhands like rods,
and they whipped back and they tormented time,
and you talked a growing gloaming,
and twelve times over I said you to the night of your words,
and it undid itself and lay open,
and into its lap I placed one eye and the other I braided into your hair
and between both I noosed the fuse cord, an open vein —
and a young lightning swam near.
Bachelor's degree - Goldsmiths University
Years of translation experience: 4. Registered at ProZ.com: May 2017. Became a member: May 2018.
I'm a professional writer and translator, who started working in translation in 2014. I earned an MFA in Creative Writing from New York University, where I also taught undergraduate writing courses to students of all ages and backgrounds. I am now working as a freelance writer, teacher and translator.
Prior to my moving to the US, I lived in London, where I worked in the translation team for an advertising agency. My role as content analyst including localizing, trans-creating and creating ad copy for PPC and SEO content, as well as overseeing and managing Adword Accounts for clients such as Nike, Urban Outfitters, Net-a-Porter, MOO, British Airways, Tribago, etc. As a freelancer, I've worked for Make Up Brands, Health, Food and continued to work for luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton and Le Labo.
I am native in German and near-native fluent in English.
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