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Open Town – A Poem from Albania

Open Town – A Poem from Albania
Lefter Shomo, a seasoned poet from the city of Delvina, Albania, shares his poem

Lefter Shomo - poet - Albania- Sindh CourierLefter Shomo (Eleuterio Sciomo) was born in 1948 in the city of Delvina (Albania), where he finished high school. In 1974 he graduated from the University of the Higher State Agricultural Institute. After university, he graduated in Greek, Italian and French with the state diploma. In 1990, he defended his scientific thesis for the title of Science Candidate. Lefter Shomo is the first teacher who opened the Italian course in the city of Delvina, starting in high school and then privately in 1989. Shomo has been writing poetry since his youth. He is preparing two collections of poetry in Albanian and Greek. Lefter Shomo has translated poems by famous Albanian and foreign poets, including many famous authors.

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Pale face in April

Honey Kitrinaia lives the town

In Jaundice with a yellow rose

On its lips

It’s too early to get the gold out

Although running like a southern

Mad man.

Distinguishing the virgins of Africa

The sky tears the earth the sick orange fruit

Among the people.

I look for the dust of you

And don’t see you

Only as my housewife.

I paint yellow everything in my eyes

You are invisible to me like of sand.

I found you and look you

In the eyes between them

I would like to come out those eyes

That saw me like a diamond.

I am seen by a sick orange

Cloud like autumn that’s blooming.

My world seem Asian pale to me

Expressed nature with envy

Of the soul, the yellow of the season.


Prepared by: Angela Kosta Academic, journalist, writer, poet, essayist, literary critic, editor, translator



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