Luljeta Lleshanaku

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Luljeta Lleshanaku (b. 1968, Elbasan, Albania) is an Albanian poet who is the recipient of the 2009 Vilenice Kristal prize for world poetry (past recipients have included Milan Kundera, Adam Zagajewski, Peter Handke, and Zbigniew Herbert.) She was educated in literature at the University of Tirana and was editor-in-chief of the weekly magazine Zëri ...
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1.
Electrolysis
Your kisses have long been singeing me like a wound
And your pristine body
Frightens me
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2.
Absence
The moon
nicotine of a kiss. . .

A sideways glance
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3.
With You
I will sit in an alcove of your mouth
As on a stone near a waterfall
Certain that the maelstrom of words will not spirit me away.
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4.
Self-Defence
Sealed within this anguish
As in a tent of soldiers with no return
Where all of your attempts to escape
Inevitably rub against the chest of someone else
Lying next to you.
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5.
Annual Snowfall
In this town
The annual snowfall
Hanging on the rare and solitary trees
Brings nothing new.
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