THE INVISIBLE VICTORY


    Mujë Buçpapaj

    Mujë Buçpapaj

    If you know what it feels like to be home, Mujë Buçpapaj’s The Invisible Victory will break your heart. It is a beautiful, intimate portrait of a people and a landscape torn by war—and of the scars that remain. Buçpapaj becomes the haunting voice of multitudes, both living and dead, who experienced the war in Kosovo, and he focuses on the connection between the men, women and children and their homeland. The poems that constitute The Invisible Victory are the jagged, glittering fragments of the poet’s heart lying raw and scattered between nations. The human spirit is what unifies the poems—the longing for home as it once was and for people who are now lost—and the utter sadness in knowing it is only a memory. The brokenness reflects the hearts of the poet’s brothers and sisters—of friends, families, enemies, and what is human in each of us. All suffered together; they were and are unified in their pain, and pain and brokenness are part of what unifies The Invisible Victory.

    THE INVISIBLE VICTORY

    Field of solitude remaining

    Ripe corn

    Sprouting from children’s hands

    Sun falling in marsh

    Writing in vapour

    Blowing wind

    The girl giving in

    In tall grass

    Shrouded only by shadow

    Love coming

    From begging

    Unspoken victories

    Do not exist

    But Harvesting

    Is in forgetting waters

    Life

    Not enough

    For Men

    For Men

    To do good

    THE WIND’S PORTRAIT

    Colour of Northern storm

    River winds portrait

    Into standing trees

    Man built

    The other side of life and river

    Between rain and field

    But wind will have its say

    Village’s messages

    Distant mountains

    Receiving flying bird

    From marshes

    Dreams fleeing

    Village’s sad face

    Losing forever the way

    Leading

    To the trembling of the Populars

    Season of my home

    Winds winding reminding

    We are found again


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