Lasgush Poradeci

(1899-1987 / Pogradec)

Winter - Poem by Lasgush Poradeci

From today my spirit is a recluse,
And banished is all my joy.
Long has it been that snow has lain
Over mountain and over wood.
Snowflakes come drifting one by one
Down upon the deserted village
And, shivering beneath the snow,
Earth slumbers, buried once again.

Slowly my spirit too sinks to the ground
In mourning, falling like a leaf.
Nary a soul is to be heard,
No people, no sign of life.

In such peace and tranquillity
I hear a bird lament,
Letting out a faint sigh,
Frightened to leave this life.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

translated from the Albanian by Robert Elsie

Comments about Winter by Lasgush Poradeci

  • (5/27/2014 11:47:00 AM)

    Hmm...a nicely written poem however I LOVE winter! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 22, 2014

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