Kimberly Burnham

Silver Star - 3,688 Points (July 21,1957 / Provo, Utah)

Sumerian Words - Poem by Kimberly Burnham

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

Topic(s) of this poem: language, light, peace, peace day, peaceful, water

Form: Prose Poem


Comments about Sumerian Words by Kimberly Burnham

  • Kostas Lagos (4/21/2018 7:49:00 AM)

    A great dictionary-poem! Love the use of sumerian words! (Report)Reply

    Kimberly Burnham(4/21/2018 9:12:00 PM)

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

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 20, 2018

Poem Edited: Friday, April 20, 2018


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