Tuesday, May 17, 2016

There is a Limit--By Alisa Velaj--Albania

There is a Limit

There is a limit
   Beyond shadows and pine trees 
   Where only you refresh my thoughts 
   There, love and hatred thrive
As if they were tree fruits in spring
Hatred is endless
Endless is love
The dreams come wearing blue and dark colours
Like loves do under the shade of the ballad tree

Containing all the boundaries of the oceans
You wither in the smoke of oblivion
And I feel happy because of your withering

There is a limit devoid of all limits
With no room for reasoning or contemplating or preaching
Then I feel horrified to tell myself
That I have lost you for ever

There is a limitless limit
Evaporating like clouds…

Translated from Albanian language by Ukë Zenel Buçpapaj.

This poem is included in Velaj's poetry book, A Gospel of Light, published by Aquillrellle.

Alisa Velaj was born in the southern port town of Vlora, Albania in 1982. She has been shortlisted for the annual international Erbacce-Press Poetry Award in UK in June 2014. Velaj’s full length book of poetry A Gospel of Light is published by Aquillrellle in June 2015. Her works have appeared in more than 60 print and online international magazines, including: FourW twenty-five Anthology (Australia), The Journal (UK), The Dallas Review (USA), The Linnet's Wings (UK) etc. Her works will soon appear in The Seventh Quarry (UK), Envoi Magazine (UK) etc.


  1. I enjoyed your poem, Alisa. It was very touching to me. Thank you for sharing it and continued blessings!

    -MJ (www.tgbtgpublictions.com)

  2. Dear Alisa,

    It's good to see you already have one lovely comment on your powerful poem. Welcome to Whispers! I hope you enjoy your time spent here. Best wishes with all your writing endeavors.


  3. Alisa,
    I loved this poem. It is great! Welcome to Whispers, and please keep posting!
    Your new friend,
    David Fox