Sumerian Words Poem by Kimberly Burnham

Sumerian Words



Shi - the breath of life
they breathed life into writing and poetry
thousands of years ago

Utukagaba - Water and the light
established at the gate of the waters
in the fertile crescent of modern day Iraq

Melammu - Bright
awe-inspiring luminosity creating
knowledge and wisdom

Adannu - Time meeting at the appointed time
sixty minutes in an hour
360 degrees in the world

Rabu - To compensate or make great
civilization but also wars
and in the end forgotten until recently

Inu - Eye
what beauty did you see
in the world around you

Akalu - Eat
did you eat that which brought
satisfaction and gratitude

Nahu - Calm down
what did you dream of at night
in peace and darkness

Sinnisnartu - Woman Singer
singing out loud
some of the earliest poetry

Friday, April 20, 2018
Topic(s) of this poem: language,light,peace,peace day,peaceful,water
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Kostas Lagos 21 April 2018

A great dictionary-poem! Love the use of sumerian words!

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Kimberly Burnham 21 April 2018

Thanks I am working on a series of peace poems with the word for peace in different languages.

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