AFGHANISTAN 2022 / Poem by Franca Colozzo

 
Poem by Franca Colozzo
 
 
AFGHANISTAN 2022
 
Harsh mountains on frontier roads,
Among impervious stony ground
Where time has stopped
On the remains of a legendary past.
 
omen veiled to the world, to the oblivion of history,
Segregated in the imprisonment of a burqa.
From the ancient splendors, Herat cries out for vengeance,
For so much beauty that now lies neglected.
 
The memory of ancient civilizations seems lost,
Only women’s thirst for redemption
Now denied knowledge and glory.
 
 
AFGHANISTAN 2022
 
Aspri monti su strade di frontiera,
Tra impervie pietraie
Dove il tempo s’è fermato
Sulle spoglie d’un leggendario passato.
 
Donne velate al mondo, all’oblio della storia,
Segregate nella prigionia d’un burqa.
Dagli antichi splendori Herat grida vendetta,
Per così tanta bellezza che giace ora negletta.
 
Di vetuste civiltà pare persa la memoria,
Solo sete di riscatto da parte di donne
Negate ormai alla conoscenza e alla gloria.
 
 
 

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