Abdulla Sher

Category: Uzbek modern poetry Published: Sunday, 29 September 2013

ABDULLA SHER, poet, writer and scholar was born in Tashkent region. Teaches esthetics at the National University of Uzbekistan. He is famous for his free speech and free poems. Published many poetry books and translated several books from world literature, including Shakespeare, Byron and Heine.

A village in my dream.
Still are living joyful
My unhappy friends.


Is it cash on hand?
It’s droughty days
And a crumpled life.


Say, how keeps his soul,
Stupid man like me,
In the clever world?


Spring comes every year
With the same cloth –
As poor as me.


A poet shows himself insane,
Of the world avenges in vain:
“You are a coin in merchant’s hand,
Sliding multicolored stand.
I am a winged stubborn lie, -
A fool from the seventh sky.

Translated by Azam Abidov

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