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“Jabberwocky” from Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll (1871), trans. to French by Frank L. Warrin (1931) and German by Robert Scott (1872), printed in Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas Hofstadter (1979). More translations & other languages here.
The ultimate translation challenge.
Spencer Finch - 366, Emily Dickinson’s Miraculous Year (2009)
This work is based on Emily Dickinson in 1862, when she wrote 366 poems in 365 days. It is a real-time memorial to that year, which burns for exactly one year. The sculpture is comprised of 366 individual candles arranged in a linear sequence, each of which burns for 24 hours. The colour of each candle matches a colour mentioned in the corresponding poem. For the poems in which no colour is mentioned, the candles are made out of natural paraffin.
This is so cool.