Alisa Velaj #quirkychristmas

Christmas Song

I have a song for sunsets and sunrises
A song like a whisper
Born in the shelter of light.
A pigeon always carries it by its wings
Migrating and migrating to the lands of love.
I sing a song in the shadow of oaks
A song for which my soul glows!

A Prayer

My Lord, set the winds free from hands
And let them swell
In hearth fires…

My Lord, their flames waver like flags of light
Crossing no man’s borders…

They are children fearing
The Army of Shadows…

Translated by Ukë Zenel Buçpapaj

Alisa Velaj was born in the southern port town of Vlora, Albania in 1982. Her full length book of poetry “A Gospel of Light” was published by Aquillrellle in June 2015.

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