Poetry from Sharipova Zuhro Sunnatovna

Central Asian middle aged woman with a purple headscarf and brown eyes and a white blouse and black coat
Sharipova Zuhro Sunnatovna

Oh, My Friend

Oh, my friend, 
To be honest, I cannot understand you. 
We talk to each other in different languages. 
You are always saying something I don’t know 
And I always answer: “We are colleagues!” 

Oh, my friend, 
Race and language do not matter for us 
Even social status is not important. 
I know that you are also proud with me, 
You recite poems of Mashrab by heart. 
I read works of Goethe for you, 
Verses by Pushkin always make us cry. 
Dumbadze, O Henry, and Makhtumkuli… 
I recite ghazels of Navoi so high. 
Staring with astonishment in your picture, 
Even though you do not know who I am, 
You follow my words only with silence 
And you pray God to ask for a safe world. 
Either in Azeri, either in Turkish 
Or in English language you send your hello. 

Oh, my friend, 
I thank you bending my stubborn head down 
In the destinations of our pure love. 
We have the same goal and the same dream, 
We are on the way for the same destination. 
We both are sharing the same world to live 
Saving this world is our ambition. 

Oh, my friend, 
May we be always proud, 
I hope our children will follow our path. 
We have pure dream and greatest goal 
Because we possess the greatest heart. 

Oh, my friend, 
I thank you bending my head down…


Rain, You may rain, 
Wash this dirty world, 
Wash the street of hatred, 
Street of envy, 
And the evil of our souls. 
You may rain, 
Let the earth be clear, 
Let the tulips blossom in the embrace of hatred, 
Never let children to cry in pain, 
And wash the hands of ugliness, 
Wash the throat of those whose tongue is poisonous, 
Rain!!! Expel the odds to the middle of nowhere, 
So that they understand who they are. 
May the world be beautiful, 
May it be full of fragrance. 
May stars never fade in the sky, 
Rain, Come with hope in every drop,
Actually, peace is the greatest joy. 
Oh, my rain, 
Rain nonstop.

Sharipova Zuhro Sunnatovna (Zahro Shamsiyya) She was born on April 9, 1969 in the Nurata district of the Navoi region. Her first poem was published in 1985 in the Gulhan magazine. Uzbek publishing houses published works in the journal "Sharq Yulduzi", in the literature and art of Uzbekistan - "Ma'rifat", in various regional and district newspapers. World almanacs in Canada, -2017 in Dubai WBA 2018 "Turkish poets of the world" (Buta 3) 2019, "Muhammad Yusuf izdoshlari" 2017 almanac. She published her book "Ismsiz tuigular"