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“Ephesus Ghazal” (Robin Robertson)

By newdivan 5th March 2020

Ephesus Ghazal, Robin Robertson

This poem is the English version by Robin Robertson of an original poem written for “A New Divan” by the German poet Jan Wagner, via a literal translation by Iain Galbraith. The original poem was inspired by the book of Paradise in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s “West-Eastern Divan” (published 1819).

Click here to read the poem.