KU T'I VENDOS SIMBOLET ? (English translation)

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Albanian

KU T'I VENDOS SIMBOLET ?

Ku ta vendos simbolin e Nderit dhe të
Drejtësisë?
Ku ta vendos simbolin e Pritjes dhe të
Dhimbjes?
Ku ta vendos simbolin e Dashurisë?
 
Piedestalet në kohët moderne
Bëhen cope e thërrime.
 
Po i vendos
Mbi varr të nënës sime.
 
Submitted by Anthony Weir on Fri, 14/09/2018 - 13:26
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English translation

WHERE CAN I PUT THE SYMBOLS ?

Where can I put the symbol of Honour and
the symbol of Justice ?
Where can I put the symbol of Hope and
the symbol of Compassion ?
Where can I put the symbol of Love ?
 
In our time pedestals
have been smashed to bits
 
- which I am putting
on my mother's grave.
 
Submitted by Anthony Weir on Fri, 14/09/2018 - 13:26
Author's comments:

Dalan Luzaj, born 1944 in Vlora (Southern Albania), was one of the most popular of the many gifted and imprisoned Albanian poets, notable for his short and spirited poems. He has, of course, not been translated into English: to Anglophones, Albania might as well be the dark side of the moon. More of his snappy verse can be seen on my website.

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