Breaking down cultural barriers
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Saturday, 2 October 2010

Krikor Ficici - WITHOUT KNOWING

With sleepless pupils
outside the window
the first day of 1992
alone in my room
I watch the snow-covered gardens...
In my hangover
from last night’s inhibriation
between the noises of radio
and television
I read Births
by Saroyan...
After birth
man animal
articulate or dumb --
the status depends
on the possibilities of environment...
The first day of 1992
seasonably cold
babies are born
regardless of the freeze
they are born every minute
thousands of babies
all around the four corners of the earth
without knowing
that once born
they no longer are free....


Krikor Ficici
translated by Tatul Sonentz

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