Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Child Who Dances For the Wedding - Vagif Bayatly Oner

Child, who dances for the wedding of the neighbour
Ten houses away,
Under the leaf of a rose,
In the shape of a rose petal,

Your destiny is being writ large on your face.
Child who dances
For the wedding of the neighbour ten houses away,
Come out from under the leaf,
The Moon is gazing at you.

The sky has just cleared from the rain,
No one has yet crossed the skies,
Sinners have not yet looked up
To the Heavens in prayer,
The Moon is gazing at you
Come out from under the leaf.
You are yourself like the sky
Just after the rain,
Child who dances
For the wedding of his neighbour
ten houses away.

Look! Seeing your dance,
Angels in the sky
Raise their arms to dance
ten skies away.

Vagif Bayatly Oner (born 1948) Azerbaijan
Source:  Azerbaijan International

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