“The Emperor of Ice Cream” by Wallace Stevens (Imparatul de Ingheatata)

Buna Seara. Sper ca tot este bine in seara asta. (Good evening. I hope everyone is fine this evening.) Din noua, am fost foarte ocupat in ziua de azi. (I was very busy again today.) Nu stiu ce fel de blog pot sa fac maine pentru ca voi merg sa vad un film maine de seara. (I don’t know what kind of blog I can do tomorrow because I will go to see a movie tomorrow evening.) Eu trebuie sa astept si vad ce pot sa fac. (I have to wait and see what I can do.) Stiu de sigur septamana viitor, pentru cateva zile, no pot sa scriu un blog ca merg in japonia. (I know for sure that next week, I for a few days, I won’t be able to write because I will go to Japan.)  Dupa doua zile, totusi, vin in apoi, si voi scru din noua. (After a couple of days, though, I will come back, and I will write again.)  Ieri, am tradus poezi pentru tine, si cred ca mult oameni o placut, asa o fac din noua.  (Yesterday, I translated a poem for you, and I think a lot of people liked it, therefore I will do it again.) Stiu ca cand scriu en limbele streini nu este perfect, dar imi place sa folosec limbele din streinitatea, asa sper ca aveti rubdare daca fac o greaseala. (I know that when I write in forein languages that it isn’t perfect, but I like to use foreign languages, so I hope that you will have patience if I make a mistake.)  Azi, asi vrea sa trimesc poezi treznit. (Today, I want to send out a crazy poem.)  Vorbeste despre ingheatata, si suna ca este ceva foarte fericita, dar este despre moarte. (It talks about ice cream, and it sounds like it is something very happy, but it is about death.) Cand am realizat ce fel de inteles “Imparatul de Ingheatat” a avut, am fost iumit! (When I realized the meaning of “The Emperor of Ice cream,” I was amazed.) Suna la mine ca un inmormantare este o petrece mare. (It sound like to me that a funeral is a big party.)

Impartul de Ingheatata

The Emperor of Ice Cream

shallow focus photography of person wearing silver colored rings
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Cheama cel care face trabucele mare,

Call the roller of big cigars,

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Cel care este muscular, si spune la el ca trebuie amestica,

chef holding white tea cup
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The muscular one, and bid him whip,

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En ceascale de bucataria branza carnal.

In kitchen cups, concupiscent curds.

Lasati fetele sa stau cu rochitele

Let the wenches dawdle in such dress

Cum sunt obisinuita sa se imbraca, si lasati baietele

As they are used to wear, and let the boys

Se duce florele en ziarele din luna ultimata,

Bring flowers in last month’s newspapers,

Lasati sa fie final de tot.

Let be be finale of seem.

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Este un singur imparatul, si este imparatul de ingheatata.

The only emperor is the emperor of ice cream.

O duceti din debavurator de lemn

Take from the dresser of deal,

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pe care nu are trei clanta de sticla, acea foaei

Lacking the three glass knobs, that sheet

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Pe care ea a facut broderie de porumbel o data

On which she embroidered fantails once

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Si o intindeti sa ascundeti fata ei

And stretch it so as to cover her face

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Daca poti sa vedeti piciorele ei de oasele, vine

If her horny feet protrude, they come

sa arata cit de frig ea este, si prost

To show how cold she is and dumb

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Lasati lampara sa arta cu lumina

Let the lamp affix its beam

Exista un singur imparatul, imparatul de ingheatata.

The only emperor is the emperor of ice cream.









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