Etikettarkiv: Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets

Veckans dikt 57: ”Trouble” av Ladan Osman

I have a chill in my womb.
I have a child in my wound.

Everything is massed up. The sea doesn’t blow.
The wind rivers the sea in the wrong direction.

How will I get along with this man wolfing me?
How will I get alone? He herd me.

It never bordered me before,
what I got as a regard.

We used the hardest language.
We cast threats. We’ll born in hell.

Some of us fall by the waistside
and some of us sore to the stars.

Ladan Osman

© Ladan Osman

Ett varmt tack till Ladan Osman, född i Somalia men bosatt och verksam i Chicago, för att vi fick publicera den här dikten. Den är hämtad ur The Kitchen-Dwellers Testimony (University of Nebraska Press), som förra året belönades med Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets. Hennes chapbook, Ordinary Heaven, finns med i Seven New Generation African Poets: A Chapbook boxed set.


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