Wednesday, February 21, 2018

"Feeling Proud" By Sherko Bekas


The Elephant felt proud of his powerful trunk,
and pulled out a tree from the ground
entirely! 


The Lion felt proud of his powerful claws,
and tore apart a deer 
in one attack.

But a bird came right after them,
without any power or claws.
and planted a seed by the dead tree,
and sang a sad song for the deer.
and it never felt proud for anything !


A Poem by Sherko Bekas
Translation from Kurdish by Medya Ghazizadeh


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