MY WORLD IS AT THE MERCY OF CIVILIZATIONAL NARCISSISM (MOJ SVIJET U NEMILOSTI CIVILIZACIJSKOG NARCIZMA – Poem by Dr. Jawaz Jaffri / Translated into Bosnian language by Zlatan Demirović

 
Poem by Dr. Jawaz Jaffri
 
 
MY WORLD IS AT THE MERCY OF CIVILIZATIONAL NARCISSISM
 
My city’s lamp fears the wind
I scrawled a farewell note on the wall
And turned my back on the door
Here you’d hear people fancying the weapons
 
I put a knot on my voice quietly
So that my poems may communicate
With the tongue-tied city
I’m elegiac of the city lying on the rubble of atomic bomb
My poem took root
From the ashes of the city aflame
And the reward of my poem
That’s inscribed on the white sheet of hearts
Is the moisture in the eyes of Kenzaburo Oe
I’m seated beside her
Lamenting over demise of the city
which overspilled onto the earth!
 
They intend to force my proud neck into subjugation
By setting fire to my city
So that they may impoverish me
By destroying my fields
They want to break me
By leading my women towards human markets
I will
Prefer to die fighting
My world is at the mercy of civilizational narcissism!
 
 
MOJ SVIJET U NEMILOSTI
CIVILIZACIJSKOG NARCIZMA
 
Svjetiljka moga grada se boji vjetra
Nacrtao sam oproštajnu poruku na zidu
I naslonio leđa na vrata
Ovdje biste čuli kako ljudi vole oružje
 
Lagano sam svezao sam čvor na svoj glas
Kako bi moje pjesme mogle komunicirati
Sa gradom svezanog jezika
Elegičar sam grada koji leži na ruševinama atomske bombe
Moja pjesma klija
Iz pepela izgorjelog grada
I nagrada za moju pjesmu
ispisana je na bijelom listu od srca
Da li to vlaže oči Kenzaburo Oe
Sad sjedim kraj nje
Lamentirajući nad propašću grada
što nadvi se nad zemljom!
 
Žele moj ponosni vrat saviti u pokornost
Zapalivši mi grad
Bacivši me u siromaštvo
Uništavanjem mojih polja
Žele me slomiti
Dok vode žene na tržište ljudima
Radije ću umrijeti boreći se
Jer, moj svijet je prepušten na milost i nemilost civilizacijskom narcizmu!
 
Translated into Bosnian language by Zlatan Demirović
 

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