Poetry in Translation
Welcome to A. S. Kline's FREE Poetry Archive
Collections of original poetry in the mainstream European tradition, in order of composition.
From the MountainBrowse Download
Looking Back At EarthBrowse Download
Nature and SpiritBrowse Download
The Presence of LightBrowse Download
The Singing Of The Real WorldBrowse Download
The Gate Of GrassBrowse Download
No Roots Except In AirBrowse Download
Entangled CloudsBrowse Download
Slipping ByBrowse Download
The Other Side of SilenceBrowse Download
Voiceless Banners BlowingBrowse Download
Deep FieldsBrowse Download
Pollen In The AirBrowse Download
No DesignBrowse Download
Dark MatterBrowse Download
Freedom and MeaningBrowse Download
Another NatureBrowse Download
Like Water or Clouds
The T’ang Dynasty and the Tao. A study of Taoism and the history of T’ang China, with biographies of the poets Wang Wei, Li Po, and Tu Fu, and new translations of their poetry.Printed BookDownload Browse
Tao Te Ching
The Taoist Classic text.Printed BookDownload Browse
Han-shan: Words from Cold Mountain
Twenty-seven poems.Download Browse
A new translation from the Old English.Download Browse
Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales
A modernised version or translation, retaining Chaucer's rhyme scheme, and close to the original, but eliminating archaisms which would require explanatory notes.Download Browse
Chaucer: Troilus and Criseyde
A similarly modernised version.Download Browse
Chaucer: The Dream Poems and Other Works
A similarly modernised version, including: The Book of the Duchess, The House of Fame, The Parliament of Fowls, The Legend of Good Women, Selected Shorter Poems - including Merciless BeautyDownload Browse
Donne: The Songs and Sonnets
Each with a prose equivalent to aid comprehension.Download Browse
A new Anthology of 1400 Quotations from the complete works arranged by theme.Download Browse
The complete sonnets of Astrophil & Stella, each with a prose equivalent to aid comprehension.Download Browse
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
A modernised version or translation, retaining the alliterative style, and close to the original, but eliminating archaisms which would require explanatory notes.Download Browse
Biographies of four famous Elizabethans: Essex, Marlowe, Raleigh and Donne, within the context of the history of ideas, with reference to poetry, astrology, history, and mythology including the concept of the Goddess.Download Browse
The Compound Ghost
An original essay on Poetic translation.Download Browse
Translated from the Anglo-Saxon of the Exeter Book.Download Browse
Translated from the Anglo-Saxon of the Exeter Book.Download Browse
A selection of poems by Guillaume Apollinaire including poems from Alcools, Vitam Impendere Amori, and The Bestiary complete with the Raoul Dufy woodcuts.Download Browse
Aucassin & Nicolette
The charming 13th century French ‘chantefable’.Download Browse
Including (i) Eighty-eight major poems in verse translation (ii) Voyage to Modernity: a study of his poetry. The download file text is hyper-linked to the selection of eighty-eight poems, arranged in roughly chronological order of composition (iii) Extracts from his prose.Download Browse
André Breton's First Surrealist Manifesto of 1924 in a new translation.Download Browse
A new complete translation of his prose Memoirs, Mémoires d’outre-tombe, with an in-depth hyper-linked index.Download Browse
Chateaubriand: Atala & René
Atala. Love and religion in the wilds of America.
René. A new translation of this key text of French Romanticism. The sequel to Atala.Printed Book Download Browse
Chateaubriand: The Last of the Abencerrajes
A new translation of his tale of thwarted love set in Moorish Granada.Download Browse
Chateaubriand: Travels in Italy
A new authoritative translation of Chateaubriand's travel notes Voyage en Italie. Romantic Classicism among the ruins!Download Browse
Chateaubriand: The Itinerary
A new authoritative translation of Chateaubriand's Record of a Journey from Paris to Jerusalem and Back (Itinéraire de Paris à Jérusalem et de Jérusalem à Paris).Download Browse
His drama, Le Cid, in English verse.Download Browse
Du Bellay: The Ruins of Rome
Joachim Du Bellay's Les Antiquités de Rome.Download Browse
Du Bellay: Selected Poems
From L'Olive augmentée, Les Regrets, and others.Download Browse
Twenty-four poems in translation.Download Browse
Sixteen more poems in translation.Download Browse
Thirty-seven poems in translation.Download Browse
Mallarmé: 'Un coup de dés jamais n’abolira le hasard'
The formatted French text, a formatted English translation, and a compressed and punctuated translation to allow rapid grasp of the whole.Download Browse
Mallarmé: Fragments - Anatole's Tomb.
An adaptation of selected fragments written after the death of his young son.Download Browse
His drama, Phaedra, in a new English verse translation.Download Browse
His drama, Andromache, in a new English verse translation.Download Browse
A selection of his poetry including early poems, Les Illuminations and Une Saison En Enfer both complete, and an extract from the 'Voyant' Letter.Download Browse
Selected poems, in English verse.Download Browse
Cyrano de Bergerac, in English verse.Download Browse
Seventy-three poems in translation.Download Browse
Selected poems in verse translation, including Ballade des Dames du Temps Jadis, Les Regrets de la Belle Heaulmière, and Ballade des Pendus.Download Browse
Sixty poems of the Troubadours translated from the Occitan. The translations are close to the originals in content, rhyme-scheme and rhythm. Included are translations of poems by Guillaume de Poitiers, Jaufre Rudel, Beatritz de Dia, Bernart de Ventadorn, Arnaut Daniel, Peire Vidal, Bertran de Born, Raimbaut de Vaqueiras, Guillem de Cabestan, Sordello, and others.Download Browse
Early French Poetry
A selection of poems from Early France. Including translations of poems by Marie de France, Arnaut Daniel, Bertran de Born, Thibaut IV Roi de Navarre, Guillaume de Machaut, Eustace Deschamps, Christine de Pisan, and Charles d'Orléans.Download Browse
French Poetry of the 19th Century
Selected Poems from the French 19th century including poems by Victor Hugo, Gérard de Nerval, Alfred de Musset, Théophile Gautier, Leconte de Lisle, Stéphane Mallarmé, Paul Verlaine, Jules Laforgue and Guillaume Apollinaire.Download Browse
French Poetry of the 20th Century
Selected Poems from the French early to mid-20th century including poems by Apollinaire, Supervielle, Breton, Tzara, Eluard, Artaud, Aragon, Desnos, Prévert, Ponge, Char, and others.Download Browse
Translated by Lela Jgerenaia
A new translation of his Classic 19th Century Georgian poem Host and Guest.Download Browse
Celan: Selected Poem
Twenty-five poems of Paul Celan.Download Browse
Goethe: Faust Parts I & II
A complete verse translation with stage instructions and line numbers.Printed Book Download Browse
Goethe: The Restless Spirit
A critical scene by scene study of Goethe's Faust. The downloads also contain the verse translation of the play, to which the study headings are hyper-linked.Printed Book Download Browse
Goethe: Selected Poems.
Fifty-four major poems in verse translation.Download Browse
A Selection of Poems from his complete works, in verse translation, including Morphine,Der Scheidende,Der Asra, and lyrics from the Buch der Lieder.Download Browse
Rainer Maria Rilke
Duino Elegies. The ten Elegies complete.
The Fountain of Joy. A new, original line-by-line commentary on the Duino Elegies.
Selected Poems from his complete works, including Requiem for a Friend, and extracts from the Sonnets to Orpheus.
A further twenty poems from his early and late works.Download Browse
Translations by George Theodoridis
Agamemnon: The murder of the King.
The Choephori: Orestes returns to Argos to take vengeance.
The Eumenides: The third play in the Oresteian Trilogy.
Persians: The Persian defeat.
Prometheus Bound: The defiance of tyranny.
The Seven Against Thebes: Assault on Boeotian Thebes.
The Suppliant Maidens: Danaus and his fifty daughters.Download Browse
Acharnians: The first bawdy, irreverent play of his anti-war trilogy in a new, exciting and explicit translation.
Birds: The master at his funniest and most brilliant.
Clouds: A fine new translation of this fascinating play.
Frogs: A comic masterpiece written beneath the shadow of defeat.
Knights: Saga of the sausage-seller.
Lysistrata: The famous final part of his dramatic trilogy.
Peace: A further part of his dramatic trilogy opposing the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta.
Wasps: Another buzz from the Old Comedy.
Wealth: The master returns!
Women at the Festival (Thesmophoriazousae): Unexpurgated!
Women In Parliament: More fun from the home of the politically incorrect.Download Browse
Alcestis: A myth of self-sacrifice.
Andromache: Hector's widow and the aftermath of Troy.
Bacchae: His masterpiece.
Cyclops: Odysseus and the Cyclops.
Elektra: His drama on a theme also employed by Sophocles.
Hekabe: His drama on the Hecuba theme.
Helen: The story of Helen of Troy.
Heracleidae: The children of Heracles.
Herakles: A drama of Heracles.
Hippolytus: The Phaedra tragedy.
Ion: A Satyr Play.
Iphigeneia at Aulis: The Greeks sail for Troy.
Iphigeneia in Tauris: The Priestess of Artemis.
Medea: The late master of the Greek Drama, with a gripping theme.
Orestes: The aftermath of vengeance.
Phoenician Women: In a new translation.
Rhesus: An incident from the Trojan War.
Suppliant Women: The aftermath of the War of the Seven Against Thebes.
Trojan Women: The Fall of Troy.Download Browse
Poetry from the lyric texts: Anacreon to Sappho and beyond.
Sappho: Selected Poems.Download Browse
His play: Dyskolos or The Grouch.Download Browse
Ajax: A new translation of this little-known play.
Antigone: His tragedy concerning the conflict between public and private morality.
Elektra: His drama on a theme also employed by Euripides.
Oedipus Rex: The drama and tragedy of King Oedipus.
Oedipus at Colonus: The final drama of King Oedipus.
Philoctetes: The bow of Heracles and the Trojan War.
Women of Trachis: In a new translation.Download Browse
Translations by A.S.Kline
Homer: The Iliad - The killing fields of Troy
A new, complete, downloadable, English translation, with hyper-linked in-depth index.Download Browse
Homer: The Odyssey - The wanderings of Odysseus
A new, complete, downloadable, English translation, with hyper-linked in-depth index.Download Browse
Selected Poems and Fragments: Reconstructed from the source text.Download Browse
Dante: The Divine Comedy
A new, complete, downloadable, English translation, with hyper-linked in-depth name index, and comprehensive notes. A printed book version is also available.Printed BookDownloadBrowse
Dante: Meditations on the Divine Comedy
A canto by canto commentary on the concepts and intentions behind The Divine Comedy.Printed BookDownload Browse
Dante: La Vita Nuova
A new English translation of 'The New Life'.Printed Book Download Browse
Dante: Selected Rime
Selected Poems from Dante's verse.Download Browse
Dante: Convivio: The Banquet
Dante's commentary on three of his canzoni, providing an interesting background to the philosophy of the Divine Comedy.Download Browse
Thirty-six selected poems including a new translation of 'Donna me prega'.Download Browse
The Complete Canti.Download Browse
Selected Poems by Eugenio Montale.Download Browse
The Complete Canzoniere, and an introductory selection.Printed Book Download Browse
Selected poems by Salvatore Quasimodo.Download Browse
Italian Poetry to 1600
A selection of poems from Early and Renaissance Italy. Including translations of poems by Guido Cavalcanti, Lorenzo de Medici, Poliziano, Michelangelo, Vittoria Colonna, Gaspara Stampa, and Tasso.Download Browse
Five 20th Century Italian Poets:
Forty-nine poems from the early 20th Century by Umberto Saba, Dino Campana, Giuseppe Ungaretti, Salvatore Quasimodo, and Eugenio Montale.Download Browse
The Golden Ass: the transformations of Lucius Apuleius, and the rites of Isis.Download Browse
Translations from the medieval text including the material used by Carl Orff in his scenic cantata.Download Browse
The complete unexpurgated poems, with hyper-linked in-depth index.Download Browse
The four books of Odes complete.
The Satires, Epistles and Ars Poetica with an in-depth hyper-linked index.
The Epodes (unexpurgated), and Carmen Saeculare.Download Browse
The Satires. Incisive social analysis from the age of Hadrian.Download Browse
His epic of the Civil War that brought Julius Caesar to power.Download Browse
Selected unexpurgated epigrams.Download Browse
Ovid: The Metamorphoses
A new complete translation and in-depth mythological index. The text is fully hyper-linked to the index, and vice versa. A printed book version is also available.Printed Book Download Browse
Ovid: A Honeycomb For Aphrodite
A critical study of Ovid's Metamorphoses hyper-linked to the preceding translation.Printed Book Download Browse
Ovid: The Love Poems
The Amores. The early erotic Elegies, mainly addressed to his unknown lover, Corinna.
The Art of Love (Ars Amatoria). Ovid's guidance to aspiring lovers, in the tricky game of love.
The Cures for Love (Remedia Amoris). Ovid's help for lovers trying to escape from love.Printed Book Download Browse
Ovid: The Heroides
Letters from eighteen mythological women to their lovers or ex-lovers.Download Browse
Ovid: Poems of Exile
The Tristia, Ex Ponto, and Ibis with a hyper-linked in-depth index.Download Browse
Ovid's Poem on the Roman Calendar, with a hyper-linked in-depth indexDownload Browse
The Satires. A fine and distinctive voice from the age of Nero.Download Browse
The Love Elegies in translation, with an in-depth index.Download Browse
Occasional poems from the age of Domitian.Download Browse
His epic of the Seven Against Thebes, which was highly valued by Dante and Chaucer and influenced both Renaissance theatre and epic.Download Browse
The Twelve Caesars in a new prose translation, with an in-depth hyperlinked index.Printed BookDownload Browse
The Agricola and Germania of Publius Cornelius Tacitus.Printed BookDownload Browse
Tibullus and Sulpicia
The complete poems of Tibullus and of Sulpicia.Download Browse
The Eclogues. The pastoral poems.
The Georgics. On Farming.
The Aeneid. The Epic of Aeneas of Troy and the origins of Rome.Printed Books Download Browse
Extensive selected poems in verse translation.Download Browse
Sixty-eight poems translated from the Russian including poems by Pushkin, Blok, Akhmatova, and Mandelstam.Download Browse
Twenty-four major Poems in verse translation, including Tristia.Download Browse
Forty-four more Poems in verse translation.Download Browse
Twenty-Two Poems in verse translation.Download Browse
Eugene Onegin in rhyming verse translation.Download Browse
Twenty-Four Poems in verse translation.Download Browse
Selected Poems. Twenty poems of Rafael Alberti.Download Browse
Selected Poems. Twenty-one poems of Jorge Luis Borges.Download Browse
Selected Poems. Twenty-six sonnets by Luis de Góngora y Argote.Download Browse
Miguel Hernandéz: Selected poems
On love and other personal themes.Download Browse
Miguel Hernandéz: Further Selected Poems
By this great Spanish poet, including his elegy for Lorca.Download Browse
Federico García Lorca
Extensive Selected poems, Theory and Play of the Duende, his plays Blood Wedding, Yerma, The House of Bernarda Alba, and Dona Rosita the Spinster and the Language of Flowers, his lectures on Deep Song, and Lullabies, his radio talk Holy Week in Granada, and his prose Impressions of Granada of 1918.Download Browse
A selection of his major poems.Download Browse
An extensive selection of his major poems.Download Browse
St John Of The Cross
Seven spiritual poems by San Juan de la Cruz.Download Browse
Don Juan Tenorio, in English verse, with parallel Spanish text and line numbers (translated in collaboration with Nancy Mayberry).Download Browse
Translations of poems in the European Languages from: Sappho, Catullus, Dante, Petrarch, Goethe, Leopardi, Pushkin, Heine, Baudelaire, Mallarmé, Mandelstam, Machado, Akhmatova, Quasimodo, Celan, and Neruda.Browse Download
A selection of aphorisms from notebooks: 1980-2009.Browse Download
Rare Song Lyrics and Poetry
Jill Rogoff's site contains translations of rare song lyrics and poetry from Early Italian, Medieval French, Ladino etc. Jill is building the collection to assist musicians and singers like herself in achieving a better understanding of these early lyrics.Browse
Sample some fascinating poetry in English from the East
Visit XZ Shao's blog - 'A Poetic Voice From China'.Browse
Stretch Your Mind
A personal selection of links to texts at Project Gutenberg, as a tribute to Michael S. Hart (1947-2011) inventor of the e-book.Browse
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