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"R.Gancie/C.Parcelli" <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 1 Nov 2000 13:54:20 -0500
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Alex,

Try theOED. Pooka, Phooka In Irish folklore a spirit or animal spirit or
some such. Don't have my OED with me. Also, appears in Yeats. Carlo
Parcelli

Alexander Schmitz wrote:
>
> Dear Pounders,
>
> I am doing a new translation of ALL Coney-Island-poems by Ferlinghetti for a
> publisher in Berlin and cannot refer to my own 1972 translation (Sel. Poems) as
> that contained only a selection of Coney (and other LF volumes). Therefore this
> call for help.
>
> In poem # 11 we have these 2 lines:
>
>             "and a stray Connemara Pooka"
>                                          (life size)"
>
> Obviously not one of my numerous dictionaries (including "I Hear America
> Talking", "The American Heritage Dictionary" and a very good Websters PAPER-ed.)
> offers help as to what a "Connemara Pooka" might be. Must be an (exotic?)
> animal.
>
> I don't want to ask LF directly - or wd only do so if no Pounder out there cd
> offer an explanation.
>
> Thanks anyway,
>
> alex
>
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