SEPARATION

If you pluck off the roses
of my poems, one of the four
seasons of my poetry will die.
If you exclude love
two of my seasons will die.
If you take away the wheat
three of my seasons will die.
If you take away my liberty
all the four seasons will die
 and I with them.

Sherko Bekas

Source : Kurdish Poems of Love and Liberty
                Desmond o' Grady - Agenda Editions

 

           Border: Gol Farang Bijar carpet, Eastern Kurdistan, wool on cotton, late 19th century.