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Translation of short poem.

qa'vaj (darqang99@gmail.com)



I'm working on translating two short poems, one is famous, the other less
so.  I've reached the endpoint of my own ideas for the first so here it is:

       weQwIj'e' er'InDaq megh'anDaq je meQtaH
                        qaSpu'pa' ram lojba'

    'a juppu'wI' petu' 'ej jaghpu'wI' peSaH
                        wovtaHvIS qu' HoSna'


original:

My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends-
It gives a lovely light.

-- Edna St. Vincent Millay


I decided to not be too literal with 'lovely'.

-- 
qa'vaj
qo'lIj DachenmoHtaH






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