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POEMS by Ndue Dragusha



TO SISTER LIRIDONA!

(With immense sorrow)

I don't know if you've read Dante Alighieri,

I don't know what books you've read,

But I learned that you, sister,

Hell itself you lived,

Ever since you gave love to the devil.

That was your path in this life

With demons by their side,

no one would have a future.

You will rest in peace today in Paradise

For the land of wicked Cains is.

There are so few Abelli left on earth,

That hands as clean as the sun have,

But the world of Cains mocks us,

With vampire teeth and a burning soul!

Today, all the eyes of the world shed tears,

In their tears your new face speaks...

Your face that shone among the flowers today,

And the murderer's filthy crawling face killed.


FOR HER LOVE

In you I found the deep sea with waves,

In you I found the magic of love,

In you I found intimate depths

For in every cell, there was a surprise.

I became an explorer of that deep sea,

To take such a delicate risk overhead.

In depths you shone like a pearl to me,

At night you shimmered, frightening in bed.


WHEN YOU’RE MISSING

The walls are silent,

dripping with pain.

The shadow of your dress pours into the corner of the room

(it still carries the scent of your body).

A light breeze blows outside,

sending messages through the night to the moon,

deep in thought,

Clouds limp through the dark alleys of my city.

In these moments,

I see what you don't,

I see the silent seagulls of pain, swimming in the blue milk of the sky.

Tongues of silence lick my body,

I feel only the pain on the roads of the map made by your lips...

The night speaks to itself in a coded language

of the wind that crashes against the walls of my silence.

When you’re missing...



Ndue Dragusha was born on September 29, 1953 in the village of Dragusha, on the outskirts of Lezha (Albania). Ndue finished his secondary education at the "Shejnaze Juka" school in the city of Shkodra and then graduated from the Institute of Education in the branches: Albanian Language - Literature and Lower Cycle, also in Shkodër. In addition to this, Dragusha also graduated in Tirana in Psychology. Ndue has worked as a teacher in all cycles of education in different places in the Lezha district. Since 1998 Ndue has been the Director of the newspaper "LISSABA", a literary-artistic newspaper, which has traveled around and off our continent. Ndue Dragusha started writing when he was in high school, where he was also very active in artistic and cultural activities. Ndue Dragusha is already one of the most accomplished intellectuals in the city and district of Lezha, who, within the scope of the above attributes, has for years formed the profile of a serious creator in the genre of poetry and prose. His poetry is so varied that it can be said to be one of the best in this collection: with realistic variations and motifs, metrical variables in verse, regular linguistic organization, sometimes according to our creative tradition, but also in contemporary forms, with which Ndue Dragusha has outlined what is called "authorial style". Ndue Dragusha has also been successful in the field of scientific prose, with a monograph and two biographies of prominent figures. So far, he has published several books.

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