Separation by Sherko Bekes
From my poems, if you take away flowers,
One of my four seasons will die
If you take away the wind,
Two of my seasons will die.
If you take away bread,
Three of my seasons will die.
If you take away freedom,
My whole year will die,
and so will I.
Translated by Jaffer Sheyholislami
as performed at Words and Kurds Cultural Event, November 15, 2014