June 05, 2018

මේස රෙද්දෙන් අදින දැරියට















































A Little Girl Tugs at the Tablecloth | Wisława Szymborska

She’s been in this world for over a year,
and in this world not everything’s been examined
and taken in hand.


The subject of today’s investigation
is things that don’t move by themselves.


They need to be helped along,
shoved, shifted,
taken from their place and relocated.
They don’t all want to go, e.g., the bookshelf,
the cupboard, the unyielding walls, the table.


But the tablecloth on the stubborn table
—when well-seized by its hems—
manifests a willingness to travel.


And the glasses, plates,
creamer, spoons, bowl,
are fairly shaking with desire.


It’s fascinating,
what form of motion will they take,
once they’re trembling on the brink:
will they roam across the ceiling?
fly around the lamp?
hop onto the windowsill and from there to a tree?


Mr. Newton still has no say in this.
Let him look down from the heavens and wave his hands.
This experiment must be completed.
And it will.


දිනමිණ වසත් සුළඟ 05.06.2018




2 comments:

  1. හොඳ පරිවර්තනයක්.සුබ පැතුම් !

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  2. ඉතා හොඳින් චිත්ත රුප මැවෙන සිද්ධියක්. හැමදෙනෙක්ම වාගේ මෙවැනි සිද්ධි දැක ඇති. එසේ වුවත් එය කාව්‍ය නිර්මාණයක් වූවිට, අර්ථ රසය සහ ශබ්ද රසය එකතුවී තවත් ඔප මට්ටම වෙනවා. ඒ සියල්ලම අබිබවා සිංහල පරිවර්තනය මේ දැන් සිදුවූ දෙයක් ලෙස මවා පානවා!

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