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THE DREAM

(Cosmic Palimpsest)

Don’t despair, my dear,

Don’t be disappointed either

I just found out

I don’t exist at all

Neither you

All is a dream

No one exists

Even worse

Neither the world

Nothing that we think it is

It’s not

Mountains don’t exist, seas, oceans

Not even the heavens

There are no Planets

Sun, Earth and the moon

The Moon not at all

(Logic), something so beautiful Can’t exist

Just as they do not exist

years of light

The milky way

Atmosphere, hydrosphere

There is no biosphere

and there has never been

Not even there will be

forget it

PERIOD.

Astronauts have lied though

Neither they exist

Don’t believe in galaxies anymore,

Big bang a dream has been

Like a dream so,

Of wretched, of beautiful

Full of fire

Birth and death

Hell, and paradise

Only dreams are

Don’t despair

Neither is there Milky way

Not even the universe

I am sorry my love

Does not exist

Love either

Although I love you

Neither our Parents ever have existed

(where are they so?)

Only for the God I know

He’s somewhere,

Perhaps he is the only one denied

Maybe he is

“Seeing us in the dream”

That God

Is like a little kid

That plays with stars.



SUNDAYS DO NOT CALL ME

Sundays do not call me

Maybe I won’t wake up

Forever remaining in the sleep of death.

Do not forget the frozen moments

Only on Sundays your day is chosen.

For you, when I die

After seven mountains,

I will seek your name.

Ah! why don’t you come on other days

TEUTA

Tonight, I call you Teuta

To go to the pub Poison

That your tongue draws out.

Your eyes – harbingers of ice

In the broken branch

Of the silent destiny.

Teuta

Gods bow before you.

I REMEMBER YOUR FACE

I remember your face

The blood – frozen tear

Covering me.

I remember your language

A snake – black poison

Wrapping my destiny.

When you sleep

I wake up

With your memory.

YOU SLEPT UNDER THE MOON

Don’t you pity me?

Lest the sun hurt your eyes?

You slept under the shadow of the moon

And nilly i hid you in the song.

Why are you crying?

Aren’t you sorry that the eyes

Will come in your song

And I’ll forget the way back?

From the mischievous wailing,

From the black dream,

Please don’t cry

Don’t you pity me, child?

WHEN I WILL DIE

When I will die

Do not cry baby

I betrayed you

With the virgins of another planet.

When I will die do not cry sister

I gallop on Gherghi’s horse *

Over the waves of the sea…

When I will die do not cry mother

Only nurse

these

melancholic

metaphors

as you nursed me once…

__________

* Gjergj Elez Alia, a folk character

TERRIBLE SONGS

Oh sir the evils

Rise and come

We expect the in our chest

Humble, we bow our head.

Oh sir the evils

Come before dawn

Chain of bullets

And girdle with cutters

Oh sir

And angry become without fear

Over the prudent necks

Over the calm chest.

Oh sir

And rise and come

Watch over us God…

Here they come …

(Prishtina, 1999)

FREE TERRITORIES

The territories were free

And we were also

The day was long and happy

We kissed under an apple tree

Suddenly rockets began to fall

The free territories

Have changed to deserted territories

Deserted we became too

I wonder

Who kisses now there

Under that deserted apple tree…

THE MAIN HERO

The hero had been surrounded

From all parts

And he hid in the manor

With a prostitute

Having sex

Deeply despaired

Of the history

That was never

Sung

By lute or ciftelia * …

____

* Albanian folk instrument

 

TALKING WITH SUN

I want to say something

Only to you.

Has someone touched you

with a hand?

Do you have tears in your eyes?


THEY TOLD ME TO RUN AWAY AND I DID

 

My severed head

They gave it to my hand

 And they said

Go!

 

My intestines they taken out

And with them

They tied my legs

And they said

Go!

 

I filled my pockets

With blood

Suitcases with my

limbs and

I WENT.

He was born on 2nd February 1970 in Lipjan near Prishtina, the capital city of the Republic of Kosova. He completed his primary and secondary education in his birthplace, in Lipjan… Read More

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