Back to your body of water collection
310/365

ማጠራቀም፡ ብችል

ግራ፡እሚያጋባ፡ ነው፡ ዝም፡ ብሎ፡ ላየው፣
ሰው፡እንዴት፡ያፈሳል፡ ውሃ፡ እየጠማው፣
ብላችሁ፡ አትፍረዱ፡ ግራ ለገባው።
ካአይኑ፡ የሚፈሰው፡ ውሃ፡ ልቡ፡ ተንዶ፡ነው፣
ወዶ፡ አይምሰላችሁ፡እሮሮው፡በዝቶ፡ ነው።
ታዲያ፡ይህን፡ ውሃ፡ እንባ፡ የሚሉት፣
ማጠራቀም፡ ብችል፡ ግንብ፡ ብሠራለት፣
ከሌለው፡ ሳልቀማ፡ ሳልሰበስብ፡ አስራት፣
ታይቶ፡የማይታወቅ፡ ይሆናል፡ ጅረት።

ማጠራቀም፡ ብችል

ግራ፡እሚያጋባ፡ ነው፡ ዝም፡ ብሎ፡ ላየው፣
ሰው፡እንዴት፡ያፈሳል፡ ውሃ፡ እየጠማው፣
ብላችሁ፡ አትፍረዱ፡ ግራ ለገባው።
ካአይኑ፡ የሚፈሰው፡ ውሃ፡ ልቡ፡ ተንዶ፡ነው፣
ወዶ፡ አይምሰላችሁ፡እሮሮው፡በዝቶ፡ ነው።
ታዲያ፡ይህን፡ ውሃ፡ እንባ፡ የሚሉት፣
ማጠራቀም፡ ብችል፡ ግንብ፡ ብሠራለት፣
ከሌለው፡ ሳልቀማ፡ ሳልሰበስብ፡ አስራት፣
ታይቶ፡የማይታወቅ፡ ይሆናል፡ ጅረት።

I WISH I COULD COLLECT…

It is confusing to see
A man dropping water from his eyes
While he is thirsty.
But, please don’t judge him
For not controlling it
As he feels empty
Because of his broken heart.
If I collected his tears
And were able to build a dam
Without asking money from no one
I would create an amazing stream.

Daniel Kebede, Bothell

Translated from Amharic by Samson Yirsaw

TRANSLATE THIS POEM
Share Button
EXPLORE MORE    |    |    |    |  

EXPLORE MORE

Amharic  |  birth  |  blessing  |  Chinese  |  drought and thirst  |  family  |  home  |  if water could speak  |  Indigenous  |  justice  |  like water  |  local waters  |  love and loss  |  Lushootseed  |  memory  |  oceans and seas  |  Punjabi  |  rain  |  rivers and lakes  |  Russian  |  Spanish  |  sweat and tears  |  swim  |  Tlingit  |  toilets and taps  |  transit  |  Vietnamese  |  we are water  |  wildlife  |  Youth
 
Powered By Indic IME