Poems by Alisa Velaj / Translation from Albanian Ukë Zenel Buçpapaj

Poems by Alisa Velaj



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

The unwoven cloth
Is the building…



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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