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

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Murat Khoreni - NOT WHAT YOU THINK

It is not that
which you think of
whether near or far from here
like willows and palm trees
planted by others
who in times of peace
are allowed to till
limited plots barren of weeds
as concrete blocks.
you would never miss
in your daily  walk
on a hard surface
resenting the bliss
of those who are amiss
in calling the shots
aimed at your kin
at the corner’s end
and beginning
of the spring
of these dark thoughts
of cold calculus,
recently frozen and kept
in wraps for you
still in your old rags
emerging just now
at the start of a night
that brings no dreams
to a barren space
of infinite silence
where you place your bets
on a dark square
where the ball never rests…

Murat Khoreni
2012

Translated by Tatul Sonentz

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