Published:  08:10 PM, 13 October 2021 Last Update: 08:20 PM, 13 October 2021

Three poems by Makhliyokhon Umirzakova

The odor of happiness

Light leaks from the embrace of mountains,
Sensitive trees wake up.
Empty baskets
Roll down the arbor.

In the early morning, my mother builds fire in tandoor,
And she bakes kindness in tandoor.
She fills the embrace of baskets,
Every morning appreciates it.

She sprays water over the drowsy courtyard,
And she wakens lazy soil.
As if it kisses on its forehead,
The dawn begins wakening the village. 

The golden braided Sun comes
On the fiery maned and swift-flying wing.
A sweet breath spreads out,
The odor of happiness comes from life.

My childhood

My childhood remained in childhood,
The wave of life took it to the strange coasts.
In Margilan a weeping willow waited for me as my grandma,
And its shoulders sank.

The smell of flower tulip remained on my nose,
The song of butterfly remained in my ear.
I handed to the sun snowdrops,
The top of my fingers was burned. 

I want to throw my sorrow into the large canals,
I want to taste my mother's halvah.
I want to sip water from the spring water of pureness
And return those moments.

Years, roads

My father says: “My pure daughter,”
His eyes fill with tears.
Do I remind my grandma?
Do I look like her myself, or my eyebrows?

 I was a child and I didn’t realize,
Why my father looked with longing
Why he liked me for my long dress, tassel,
And my simple-mindedness.

Years, roads, longing, and separation,
Are your eyes wet for happiness?
Dad, tell me the truth,
Do I remind my grandma?

Makhliyokhon Umirzakova was born on November 22, 1990 in the city of Margilan in Fergana region, Uzbekistan. She is a student of the faculty of art history of the Institute of National Art and Design in the name of Kamoliddin Behzod. She was a participant in the Republic seminar “The school of talent”. She became the winner of the State Scholarship in the name of Navoi in the 2020 - 2021 academic years. Her first poetry book "Tuyg ‘ular alangasi” (The Flame of Feelings) was published by Writers Union in 2021 year.

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