Published May 1st, 2023
by Irma Kurti
(Bergamo, Lombardy, Italy)
Let me go before it's too late towards
a land where there is light and a lot
of sun, to virgin beaches without
a trace, where a wave kisses me with
passion, and a shell has the shape of a heart.
Let me go before this feeling drowns
me in an immense, turbulent ocean,
before I rest suspended on the wings
of the wind, just like an autumn leaf.
Leave, run away on any day with a
suitcase full of unspoken words, with
the gestures we have not exchanged,
with our glances full of tears and joy.
Let me go before it is too late!
Irma Kurti is an Albanian poetess, writer, lyricist, journalist, and translator. She is a naturalized Italian. She has won numerous literary prizes and awards in Italy and Italian Switzerland. She has published 26 books in Albanian, 17 in Italian, 9 in English, and two in French. She is also the translator of 11 books of different authors and of all her books in Italian and English. She lives in Bergamo, Italy.
This poem is included in Poetry World #6, published in the Wax Poetry and Art Library.
Previously published in Europe Poetry Magazine:
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