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This poem was written on the 24th of August 2014 and is inspired by the German fairy tale “Iron John” (aka Iron Hans or Der Eisenhans). It was also a surprising discovery to learn that the Gozitian sculptor Austin Camilleri has built a three-legged statue entitled ‘żieme’. The bronz statue can be viewed at Valletta City Gate as part of the  VIVA – the Valletta International Visual Arts Festival.

Sibt żiemel f’ġismi
bi tliet saqajn.
Qalbieni.
Ferut.

Fdajtu u wassalni
fix-xmara tad-deheb.
Inħasel fir-riħ,
xorob id-demm.

Sħabu tlieta kienu:

Tal-għabra sewda.
Għarraf il-mewt,
ġerħa tah.

Tad-dawl bajdani.
Kebbes il-ħolm,
sħaba ħbietu.

Tar-raba’ ħamranija.
Daqlu l-għenba,
gostih ġeddidlu.

Sħabu tlieta huma.

Warajh,
Mexjin.
Hu biss iwassalhom
il-ferut.

Sibt żiemel f’ġismi
prinċep ta’ l-art.
Bi tliet saqajn,
ferut.

 

 


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