3 Xhevdet Bajraj Translations by Alice Whitmore

By and | 15 September 2022

Instructions on how to write poetry

Art plays with the unknown
marks its territory like a wild animal
uses the sun
walks across your shadow
and when you know the time
you will understand that the mind can be manipulated
but the heart cannot

Uproot the heart
speak to it in the language of graves
squeeze it in your hands
what spills out
is poetry

Instrucciones para escribir poesía

El arte juega con lo desconocido
marca tu territorio como un animal salvaje
usa el sol
camina sobre tu sombra
y cuando sepas qué hora es
entenderás que la mente se puede manipular
pero no el corazón

Arranca el corazón
háblale con la lengua de la tumba
y lo que se derrame
es poesía

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