The Song Of Hope by Irsa Ruçi

Over the roof of my old cabin
Where I scribe my poetry
Stood a lady bug
Soaked from the rain
Each tomorrow followed the same course
Of the previous day
Singing when she raised
The chants of life.

But today there was standing
A ravage
Lacking light
And the lady bug was gone
Taking her songs with her
For she sang to life.

 (Translated by Silva Daci)

Irsa Ruçi

Irsa Ruçi is an Albanian Writer, Speechwriter and Lecturer who has received numerous awards, and whose books include Trokas mbi ajer (poems and essays), 2008 and Peshtjellim(poetry), 2010.

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