Suspended in Translation; Translated in Suspension

She leaves it untranslated.

une langue
qui abandonne son nid
ne goute plus

aux oiseaux
There is a bit of trickiness in capturing the ambiguity of tasting like a bird but there it is — the language tastes of bird and tastes as a bird tastes. Here's our go:
a language
leaves its nest
and no longer

tastes as a bird tastes
Lola Lemire Tostevin Color of Her Speech (Toronto: Coach House Press, 1982)

With a cover design by Gordon Robinson where a daub of paint takes off in flight…

One wonders how the Italian deals with the bilingual elements (Il Colore Del Suo Parlare published by Edizioni Empiria).

And so for day 1756