Superficially

Superficially

The smoke clattered...raised a ridge over me
Where my head is oscillating just as the empty glass of Raki on the exhausted hand.
Where we clap our glasses and create a smoke over us
And on the superficially, we read your poems, my poems.
Outside is raining, the thunders keep going
You are saying that fumes are walking over my poems,
Emerging from their invisible fire
....From a hand burning coal, and the cold look.
On top of which metaphors and allegories are fighting,
Everything, unseen, untouchable, superficial walks over the Earth
Under the sky superficially...the heels are sliding
The tracks are erased before taking shape.
I think my poetry doesn’t have smoke, neither fire nor a burning red hair coal.
Your look walks superficially over the empty glass of Raki
I fill it with a torn letter, turned into a pellet
I open it, with my staring eyes superficially I see the fumes
How they create a cloud over your head...my head
And over the rain drops falling softly over the window of life.
This is a superficial time-came from your lips and slammed your glass.
Over the Earth and beneath the sky.




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ABOUT THE POET ~
Ndue Ukaj, is Albanian and Swedish writer, publicist and literary critic. He was member of several editorials literary. He has also been editor of the magazine for art, culture and society "Identity" that was published in Pristina. Ukaj is included in several anthologies of poetry, in Albanian, and other languages. Ukaj’s poems and essays are widely published in Kosovo and Albania, as well as in USA, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Sweden, Finland, Italy and Romania., While the book “Godo is not coming”, won the national award for best book of poetry published in 2010 in Kosovo., He is the author of books of poetry and literary studies., Books in Albanian: “The Biblical Discourse in the Albanian Literature”, AIKD; Kosovo 2004, 'The waterfall of metaphors', M&B, Tirane, Albany, 2008, Books in English, ”Ithaca of the word”, translated by Peter Tase, USA, 2010, ”Godo is not coming”, translated by Peter Tase, USA, 2010, Book in Spanish: Godo no viene, translated by Peter Tase, USA, 2010., Ukaj is member of Swedish PEN


Last updated September 27, 2011