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Sweet Death Lamented in Cello

Sweet Death Lamented in Cello

Ervina Halili

Vdekje e embel vajtuar ne çello

The walls of her room are music
Swans death lamented in cello
Soul breeze is outside
Head disease under woolen hats
Grandma, grandma
Why do you have such big eyes
I daydream a lot my sweet little child
I daydream a lot

The ceiling of her room is sea
Soul raining is pouring outside
Misery mushrooms under the bared feet
Grandma, grandma
Why is your mouth so big
To swallow the pain my sweet little child
To swallow the pain

In her room the bed has a fever
Outside the black sheep get puffed
Grandma, grandma
Why don’t you ever ask me about my sound sleep
Because I am sleepy my sweet little child
We are all sleepy
Sleep

Muret e dhomes se saj jane muzike
Vdekje mjellmash ne çello vajtuar
Jashte ben ftohtesi shpirti
Semundje koke nen kapela leshi
Gjyshe gjyshe
Pse ke kaq sy te medhenj
Shoh andrra nen diell vogelushe
Shoh andrra nen diell

Tavani i dhomes se saj eshte det
Jshte bie shi shpirti
Kerpudha mjerimi nen kambet e zbathura
Gjyshe gjyshe pse ke gojen e madhe
Per me e ngrane vuajtjen vogelushe
Per me ngrane vuajtjen

Ne dhomen e saj shtrati ka ethe
Jashte tymosen delet e zeza
Gjyshe gjyshe
Pse s’me pyet pse e kam gjumin e rande
Se jam e pergjumur vogelushe
Te gjithe jemi te pergjumur
Fli !!!!

Fadil Bajraj


NOTE: This poem first appeared in Poetry from Five Continents, an Anthology of Struga Poetry Evenings.

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