Treasure Island

Ali Podrimja

(1942 - 2012 / Gjakova, Albania)

Song Of Freedom


Everything about you, your birth
And your step Lumi
My security in life

Listen to the ancient flute
An eerie beast is sniffing about
In Europe

Many a song is sung
But only one song never ends
The song of freedom

Submitted: Monday, July 21, 2014
Edited: Monday, July 21, 2014

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[Kënga e lirisë, from the volume Lum Lumi, Prishtina: Rilindja 1982, translated from the Albanian by Robert Elsie, first published in English in Who will slay the wolf. Selected poetry by Ali Podrimja, New York, Gjonlekaj Publishing 2000, p. 111]

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