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William Shakespeare: Sonnet 143 in een nieuwe vertaling van Cornelis W. Schoneveld

William Shakespeare


Sonnet 143

Lo as a careful huswife runs to catch

One of her feathered creatures broke away,

Sets down her babe and makes all swift dispatch

In pursuit of the thing she would have stay:


Whilst her neglected child holds her in chase,

Cries to catch her whose busy care is bent,

To follow that which flies before her face,

Not prizing her poor infant’s discontent;


So run’st thou after that which flies from thee,

Whilst I thy babe chase thee afar behind,

But if thou catch thy hope turn back to me:

And play the mother’s part, kiss me, be kind.


So will I pray that thou mayst have thy Will,

If thou turn back and my loud crying still.


Sonnet 143

Zoals bezorgd een huisvrouw rennen gaat

Achter haar pluimvee aan als ’t haar ontvlucht,

Zo rap ze kan, en baby achterlaat,

Op zoek naar wat zich vrijvocht uit haar tucht:


Met het verwaarloosd kind achter zich aan,

Dat om haar aandacht krijst, als zij zich wijdt

Aan jacht op wat haar zicht dreigt te ontgaan,

Onaangeroerd door kleuter’s zieligheid;


Zo ren jij acherna wat jou ontsnapt,

En ik je peuter houd je lang niet bij:

Kom terug als je die taak hebt opgeknapt:

En speel de moederrol, wees lief, kus mij.


Zo zal ik bidden dat jouw Wil je zint,

Als jij mijn krijten stilt en mij hervindt.


Vertaling: Cornelis W. Schoneveld, sept 2012 poetry magazine

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