Thursday, October 26, 2017

Umid Ali writes


You are the sky without stars, 
You are spring without flowers.
Your voice is loud into mountains – 
You are the wind with dead end roads.

You are fire but never disperse, 
You are the mountain but you don’t have a dignity as stone.
You are a day however from morning till evening:
It shoots ices to the night’s breast – a bullet.

A vexation tortures the soul steadily, 
The wet air inside your world.
A space is shiny in dreams, dark in wakefulness, 
In your words… unanswered questions.

You are the sky without stars…

-- tr Asror Allayarov from "The Gate Opened by Angels"

 Julian Bell 'Darvaza' 2010
Darvaza 2010 -- Julian Bell

1 comment:

  1. In 1971 Soviet engineers were looking for fuel in the Karakum desert in Turkmenistan. Hitting a cavity, they decided to burn off the interior gas but lost control of the fire. The site, Darvaza, continues to burn.


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