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Zewdu Milikit

OUR JOURNEY

It was a long wide road
and we set off together,
just you and me,
walking up that long wide road
wider than a country,
long as modern history.
After many days and months
and a full bucket of years,
you said, “why don’t we stop?”
and the place you said this
looked a lot like
where we’d set off from.

የእኛ ጉዞ

የእኛ ጉዞ

እኔና እስዋ ሆነን ጉዛ ጅመርንና ፣
ስንሄድ ስንሄድ በለፊው ጎዳና ፣
ለብዙ ሰአታት ለብዙ ጊዜያት ፣
ለብዙ ሳምንታት ለብዙ ወራት ፣
ለብዙ ዘመናት ለብዙ አመታት ፣
ተጉዘን ተጉዘን የደረስንበት ፣
ርቀናል ስንል ያው ካለንበት ።
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OUR JOURNEY

It was a long wide road
and we set off together,
just you and me,
walking up that long wide road
wider than a country,
long as modern history.
After many days and months
and a full bucket of years,
you said, “why don’t we stop?”
and the place you said this
looked a lot like
where we’d set off from.

OUR JOURNEY

It was a long wide road
and we set off together,
just you and me,
walking up that long wide road
wider than a country,
long as modern history.
After many days and months
and a full bucket of years,
you said, “why don’t we stop?”
and the place you said this
looked a lot like
where we’d set off from.
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Gemeente Rotterdam
Nederlands Letterenfonds
Stichting Van Beuningen Peterich-fonds
Ludo Pieters Gastschrijver Fonds
Hendrik Muller fonds
Lira fonds
Partners
LantarenVenster – Verhalenhuis Belvédère