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Gabriel Levin’s Essay on Robert Friend’s work

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Edward Field’s Essay on Robert Friend

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Anthony Rudolf’s Obituary and Tribute

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Robert Friend’s poetry

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Photos of Robert Friend

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Feature of Friend’s work in a previous issue

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

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Robert Friend’s translations. Copyright © Jean Shapiro Cantu
jeanshapirocantu@gmail.com

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Contributor Notes





Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891)

Translated by Robert Friend

 

Feelings

 

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.