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

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.