Poems by Alisa Velaj / Translation from Albanian Ukë Zenel Buçpapaj

Poems by Alisa Velaj

 

THE WIND FOUNDATIONS

The wind foundations
Are to be found in Odysseus’ migrations.

The unwoven cloth
Is the building…

 

OBLIVION AT DUSK

I fear the oblivion of a stone
At the dusk of a nameless city

My grandmother had told me that the stone
Has breathed sadness since immemorial times
For it carries the city in its bone…

Translation from Albanian Ukë Zenel Buçpapaj

 

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