Shall I compare thee to a Summer’s Day [For Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, 26 September 1936 – 2 April 2018]
did she fall was she fallen
if she did, when did she fall
did she fail, was she tarnished
think of Job and his temptations
think of the trials that arose all that he was put through, pushed through
and he did not submit he did not succumb
I’ve heard of police officers interrogating suspects
heard someone tell of having his head
shoved into a toilet bowl with feces – (...)
Thursday 13 July 2017, by
The snow falling on Afghanistan’s land
covers over dirty bloods.
The land explodes to cracking wounds.
The sky has not wept for quite a long time
even Allah has none of a single sigh.
Then, let us go to fly a kit
taking off this sad land
up to heaven.
we even have not a little bit of sky
and can only fly within our mind.
Photo taken by poet Kamran Mir Hazar
Lee Kuei-shien（b. 1937）was the chairman of National Culture and Arts Foundation, currently is the Vice President for Asia in Movimiento Poetas del Mumdo（PPdM）. He has published more than 20 books of poetry, his poems have been translated and published in Japan, Korea, Canada, New Zealand, Netherlands, Yugoslavia, Romania, India, Greece, USA, Spain, Brazil, Mongolia, Russia, Latvia, Cuba, Chile, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Macedonia, Turkey Poland, Serbia, Portugal, Malaysia and Italy, awarded with a number of honors, including most recently Kathak Literary Award of Bangladesh（2016）, Literary Prize "Naim Frashëri" of Macedonia（2016）, "Trilce de Oro" of Peru（2017）.