why do we even make plans? being human is like being the plan of another planner / planet so that in some way you are always a plant in someone else's plan and so until the planner decides to change the plan or unless the planner decides to dismiss the plan you are beautifully sitting there, plain plan man. like the flow of the river, determined by the shape of the land in any situation. but how to flow is a very different question. you can either carefully step on the rocks or you can simply decide to flow under the rocks and be forgotten forever. two rocks, still out there to-- shape your flow and course.
Translation from the Amharic
By Uljana Wolf
Mihret Kebede is an artist and poet who is a founding director of Netsa Art Village, an artists' collective, as well as part of the Tobiya poetry and jazz DVD (vol. 1) release and a founding member of the Tobiya poetic jazz group. She is renowned for her poetry readings and her experimental artworks.
Uljana Wolf (b. 1979) is a poet and translator based in Brooklyn and Berlin. False Friends, an English selection translated by Susan Bernofsky, appeared from Ugly Duckling Presse in 2011. She translates numerous poets into German, among them John Ashbery, Erin Moure, Cole Swensen, and Christian Hawkey
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|Title Annotation:||ETHIOPIAN POETRY|
|Publication:||World Literature Today|
|Date:||Jan 1, 2015|
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