Heart full of love. Heart
turned around, so mute.
– James Steerforth ( © 2010 )
Translation of Spanish haiku Corazón extraño. The translation proves once again that Spanish in general runs longer than English. What was 5-7-5 syllables in Spanish is 5-5 in English.
Frankly speaking, I like the Spanish better for its sound. The two languages have entirely different sound systems, and that is something translation cannot reproduce.