Syedah Maryam Iqbal is the winner of the “”Special Prize “Frang Bardhi – 2017” organised by Atunis Poetic Galaxy
Dream of a Sand Castle
Passionate to build a sand castle in the desert
She had many sleepless nights——
Working tirelessly for the fulfillment of her dream,
She gathered all the sand and water——
The materials required for the building,
Having Nature as her opponent,
Working against all her struggles–
Ordering the Wind to take away all the sand,
Commanding the earth to drink all the water.
She kept on fighting against all odds,
She did not abandon her dream,
And on a windless night,
She was successful in building a sand castle,
But the Nature got angry at her resilience.
It left the dream for self-destruction,
And imprisoned the dreamer.
Jury for the competitons
Peter Tase, translator – President of Jury
Petrit Nika, poet, writer – Member
Mirela Papuçiu, poetess – Member
Dr. Geroge Onsy, poet- Member
Dr. T M Slay, poetess, writer- Member