asakiyume: (birds to watch over you)
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Spanish Duolingo often has intriguing or provocative sentences for you to translate. This post's subject line was one I got last night:



(The girl plays with her shadow)

The child plays with her shadow
Jumping, jumping
To free her playmate
From the tether of her feet



Date: 2017-08-15 01:21 pm (UTC)
queenoftheskies: queenoftheskies (Default)
From: [personal profile] queenoftheskies
Lovely.

Date: 2017-08-15 03:12 pm (UTC)
gale_storm: (Default)
From: [personal profile] gale_storm
*laugh* Wow, I was way off base! I thought, 'What is the girl doing with her hat?' :-)

Date: 2017-08-15 03:43 pm (UTC)
sovay: (PJ Harvey: crow)
From: [personal profile] sovay
Jumping, jumping
To free her playmate
From the tether of her feet


Prrrt.

Date: 2017-08-15 06:56 pm (UTC)
gwynnega: (Default)
From: [personal profile] gwynnega
That is beautiful.

Date: 2017-08-15 09:24 pm (UTC)
osprey_archer: (Default)
From: [personal profile] osprey_archer
That's a surprisingly poetic sentence for a language learning program. I wonder who writes these sentences - if they came up with that sentence, and others like it, to entertain themselves as much as anyone using the program. (Somehow I'm seeing a young woman writing these things late at night, sitting in her darkened apartment with only the light of her computer screen - shadows stretching across the ceiling as cars go by below and their headlights flash through the window - and remembering maybe when she was a young girl, and played with her shadow.)

Date: 2017-08-25 07:42 am (UTC)
wayfaringwordhack: (I heart you)
From: [personal profile] wayfaringwordhack
I love that poem. I'm content, too, that I was able to translate it. :D

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