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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





Claude Vigée (1921 - )

Translated by Robert Friend




 

 

 

The Light of Evening


 

Back home in our childhood,

at the peak of summer

when the empty garden recovers

its afternoon silence,

 

the light of evening,

over the rusty gate,

flowers among the aspens:

 

a clarity like that of ripe peaches

hanging high in the branches

among the vine-poles of the vineyard,

 

on the dark, steep slopes

of the Scharrach hills aflame.