Gabriel Levin’s Essay on Robert Friend’s work


Edward Field’s Essay on Robert Friend


Anthony Rudolf’s Obituary and Tribute


Robert Friend’s poetry


Photos of Robert Friend


Feature of Friend’s work in a previous issue


Robert Friend’s essay on Translating Rachel at www.poetryinternationalweb.net


Robert Friend’s translations. Copyright © Jean Shapiro Cantu


Contributor Notes

Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891)

Translated by Robert Friend




I shall walk on blue summer evenings through murmuring fields,

and tread the short grass and feel the prickle of wheat,

and lost in a dream feel the wind as it bathes my bare head,

and feel a coolness like water lap at my feet.


And I shall be silent and think of nothing at all

but infinite love will mount in my soul like a sea,

and I like a gypsy shall wander into the blue—

happy as if a woman were there with me.