Breaking down cultural barriers
Transposer une culture dans une autre par delà les barrières culturelles

Monday, 2 August 2010

Jonathan Spangenberg - THE PRICE OF NATIVITY

A strange place,
A stride of endurance.
Each day another pace,
Each day another space.

And from far away
the comrade drops a line –
Have you forgotten that world…
That place of our early days?
And life’s essence itself
answers and says…

Of a thousand places
you are the only site of life
The birthplace of a mother’s aches
The first light of sunrise
The birth song of approaching demise…

And we create more than once
Or become a living death
Fate of thousands, of greedy hearts
Of lost and dark minds.

If this be its price…
Smash that heart of mine
Forget those ideas
Bury that body.

Let the spirit of simplicity
Live the dream of our childhood.

Jonathan Spangenberg
translated by Tatul Sonentz

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