(ed note: This comic comes to you on Tuesday because of the Memorial Day weekend. sdh)
This comic was inspired by Chapter 1997 in David Lehman's, State of the Art, in which he compares these two translations. He writes:
So profound is the difference that the concurrent appearance of the two translations seemed itself to constitute a literary event--an ambiguous parable that could yield lessons ranging from the familiar ('"poetry is what is lost in translation'") to the paradoxical ('"poetry is mistranslation").