dimecres, de maig 14, 2008

MULTIPLICA: POEMA X DIA (2)

Horaci traduït per aquest poeta anglès del XVII ens porta la multiplicació d'aquest catorze de maig. El pont que l'uneix al de Brassens d'ahir és subtil però ferm. A veure si algun amable lector o lectora s'anima a fer-ne, al seu torn, la traducció catalana.

John Dryden (1631-1700)

Happy the man, and happy he alone,
He who can call today his own:
He who, secure within, can say,
Tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.
Be fair or foul or rain or shine
The joys I have possessed, in spite of fate, are mine.
Not heaven itself upon the past has power,
But what has beenm has beenm and I have had my hour.