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Renhai
 

 

 

 

 

The Thin Line

 

Vaughn Seward, CA and John Daleiden, US

 

At the school
a child raises a flag—
the sound of singing.    /jd

Two standing soldiers    /vs
a broken rose blossom.    /jd

Sugar plum fairy
dancing—her music box
winds down.    /vs

 

Notes: Vaughn started this renhai from the Esperanto line "du starantaj soldatoj" (two standing soldiers) and John agreed to collaborate in English (Vaughn wrote his lines in Esperanto and translated John's lines into Esperanto). The Esperanto version:

 

La Maldika Linio

 

Cxe la lernejo
infan' altigas flagon—
son' de kantado.

Du starantaj soldatoj—
rompita bela rozflor'.

Suker-prun-fein'
dancas—la muzik-skatol'
malstrecxigxadas.

 

Notes: No. 217

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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