When I’ll tell you: “Goodbye!”, poem by Irma Kurti at Spillwords.com

When I’ll tell you: “Goodbye!”

When I’ll tell you: “Goodbye!”

written by: Irma Kurti


The day when I’ll tell you: “Goodbye”
and I will leave forever this world,
wet from tears of sadness and despair
I will shout loudly until I have a voice.

Oh, surely my cries will disturb you,
one will speed up the steps annoyed,
an anonymous person will call 112
for someone disturbing public order.

You didn’t understand me even in life,
try at least for a second to do it now.
The darkness has always scared me,
I don’t want to leave the sun’s light.

I am going to miss the morning rain
when on the balcony it slowly beats,
I will miss even my disappointments,
the joys and the pursuit of happiness.

When my voice gets lower and you
will not listen anymore to my yells,
don’t misunderstand, it doesn’t mean
I have come to terms with death.

I have distinguished it as a dense fog
my mother greeted me with her hand,
pale and weary of waiting for so long,
inviting me to sit on an empty bench.

I will enter her embrace, I will lean,
as I did in life, against her chest.
My calls gradually will be mitigated,
will become gasps, then I’ll go away.

Irma Kurti

Irma Kurti

Irma Kurti is an Albanian poetess, writer, lyricist, journalist, and translator. She is a naturalized Italian. She has been writing since she was a child.
All her books are dedicated to the memory of her beloved parents Hasan Kurti and Sherife Mezini, who supported and encouraged every step of her literary path. Kurti has won numerous literary prizes and awards in Italy and Italian Switzerland. She was awarded the “Universum Donna” International Prize IX Edition 2013 for Literature and the lifetime nomination of “Ambassador of Peace” by the University of Peace of Italian Switzerland. In 2020, she received the title of Honorary President of WikiPoesia, the Encyclopedia of Poetry. In 2021, she was awarded the title “Liria” (Freedom) by the Arbëreshë Community in Italy. Irma Kurti has published 25 books in Albanian, 17 in Italian and 6 in English. She has written about 150 lyrics for adults and children, including in Italian and English. She is also the translator of 10 books of different authors and of all her books in Italian and English. She lives in Bergamo, Italy.
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