A SECRETLY WHISPERED PRAYER
GEORGE FILIP *
Translated from Romanian by : Muguraș Maria Vnuck and David Paul Vnuck
Our Lord enshrined in heaven
Piously I pray to Thee
Keep my torch endlessly burning
For those days You will grant me.
We haveon everything Earth
Happiness, and needs, and tempests
Please divide them to Thy wishes
Crazy stars and evil spirits.
Give to some the envied silver
’Cause they wear red-waist sashes
Chase away the saints from others
Rolling fathers in their graves.
Loaves of bread grow white and big
Our Earth will bear them
’Cause we don’t know which of us
Will be bound enchained tomorrow.
I beg Thee, since you are mighty,
To fulfill my wish in wonder
And by Your pious body
Lead us all to Your prayer.
Filled with peace and hallelujah
Wash all our ancient sins,
Downward in an endless void
Divine Father, we all thank You.
GEORGE FILIP born in Tuzla village, Constanța County, Romania on the shore of Black Sea. he has always been under the vigilant eye of the Romanian Secret Police. He put himself under the protection of the American Embassy in Bucharest. he moved then to Austria, Germany, and France. In the autumn of 1982 he arrived in Montreal, Canada. He has published more than 50 volumes of poetry and prose.
* Romanian poet lives in Canada.
** Romanian translators live in USA.