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Poetry - translations into ASL

Here is a few poems translated into American Sign Language (ASL).

"Eternity into an Hour" by William Blake (1757-1827) from "Auguries of Innocence". Translated into ASL in August 2008.

To see a world in a grain of sand
And heaven in a wild flower
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour.

"The Eclipse": a poem by American poet Richard Eberhart (1904 - 2005).

Translated into American Sign Language from:

I stood out in the open cold
To see the essence of the eclipse
Which was its perfect darkness.
I stood in the cold on the porch
And could not think of anything so perfect
As mans hope of light in the face of darkness.

"Blending with the Wind": a poem by Taigu Ryokan, 1758-1831, written in 1800.

Translated by John Stevens (English). Translated by Jolanta Lapiak (ASL) in 2009.

"Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allan Poe. ASL interpretation.

Related posts: Lip Dancing and Lone Poetry.

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