The Shadow of Crows

The Shadow of Crows

In the island of cordiality solitude is bitter
And the broken structure of sex
In the river of time was crawling

I didn’t recognise Homer and his blindness
With the steps of Achilles I measure the current time
And the kilometers beyond Ithaca

Your azured bulb becomes lost in the nudity
Of the dark night where your mind changes
Confusing acts of a shadowing spirit
Cold shower drops in the island of Solitude
Fall on the cracks of your sex

The unwritten drama in the ruins theater
And the icy kiss that burned the tearful bulb

In the day when I had confusing thoughts
One crow observed my smiling eyes
And the myth reflected under the shade of crows
The partial pieces of written art

Eyes are neither windows from the past
Nor are they doors to escape from sadness

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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