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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Emily Dickinson Poem The Sun's Wooing Translated To Swahili

American poet Emily Dickinson body of work has been translated to thousands of languages. One of which is the African language of Swahili.



Why was Emily Dickinson important? Emily Dickinson was a leading 19thcentury American poet who broke the rules ignoring the usual rules of grammar and poetic meter. However, just like most artists, her volume of work was not published until 115 years after her death. Only 10 of Emily Dickinson’s nearly 1,800 poems are known to have been published in her lifetime.

Emily Dickinson Nature Poem The Sun's Wooing Translated To Swahili


Emily Dickinson Nature Poem The Sun's Wooing Translated To Swahili
Emily Dickinson Nature Poem
The Sun's Wooing Translated To Swahili

"Jua tu kuguswa asubuhi
Asubuhi, furaha kitu
Zinatakiwa kuwa amerudi kukaa
Na maisha itakuwa wote spring."
- Emily Dickinson first stanza of her Nature Poem The Sun's Wooing published 1986


The Sun just touched the Morning
The Morning Happy thing
Supposed that He had come to dwell
And Life would all be Spring!

― Emily Dickinson

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