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First poem after leaving Chechnya

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First poem after leaving Chechnya

The first poem of famous Chechen poet Apti Bisultanov after he has to left from his homeland Chechnya.




Grab your heart with both hands
That old hedgehog
And sew up all its wounds tight
with a cobbler’s awl, like patching boots,
And travel to every point on the compass
And keep silence
At least till the end of life.

May 2002

Apti  Bisultanov

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