By Thomas Page
This is a series of poems of words that do not directly translate into English. I have tried to capture the essence of the word in a poem.
What is mercy without payment or due
Like a gem hidden in the walls of a mine
Making no impact on the eyes beneath it
To show humanity without a shred of demonity
A dog presenting its head without canines
Or a cat mewing without claws.
A dollar released without the fingernails carving hesitation
Given as a product of the heart?