“Translation Makeover” by Emma Cawood

Emma Cawood (age 10)


A painting on a blank canvas
Tey spa hayda tey cada kel

A white wisp of a horse’s mane
Tey Centrara sonsa cela tey dsara sentora

A ball of flame spiraling on the blue canvas
Tey cerrumpador cela sizenaco swintoca hayda cel swila kel

The sky of life
Cel coro cela teydaspentary

from 2016 Rattle Young Poets Anthology


Why do you like to write poetry?

Emma Cawood: “I like writing poems because I can talk about anything important to me and say it in the strangest way and yet it can still be correct. Poetry lets me express myself, my love of writing, and my feelings.”

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