Monday, March 02, 2015

Gentle Mortification

Piles of Men bones and then… digged from the holes hidden deep in earth.
Stones and ashes with sweat of slaves you think we don’t have them today.
My hair turned grey and the vision shortened. It suffocated by bizarre images
created throughout the world and beyond. Who said and who had ever promised
us to come down on earth and enjoy our vacation, for life demands more than
I may see, more than I may feel, more than I may utter the first word of
the first language- that of Silence.

There’s another Soul evaporating on the deck and in the shore the breeze blows
odors of their smelly sweat. They watch as they wait in the queue their turn
to death entrance. That Gate open-heartedly awaits so many …a way so many
guests for their retirement. There is a vast Space beyond blissful Knowing and
the bells rang beneath the roof of the utmost Heaven.
You see. Even Death is different, not only Fate, not only Joy, not only
uninterrupted Smile- The one that demolishes every hatred. Even Love is different

in the process of your Gentle mortification.
Then ask me where is Freedom, where is the Turquoise bone of Destiny and
the days as cheap minerals overwhelming Life taken as corn seeds by chicken
and a rooster with the chirping voice who calls them and don’t allow them
to have even a grain.

…and the flowers are frozen by the snow on the April’s end- this Spring has
betrayed us all- sour are the strawberries, you think you eat cherries.

…and what else do you think we shall do when the Sun burns your shadow
until it disappears.

Who said you have a right to call me Life- when in real I’m only
a Gentle Mortification.

Friday, February 13, 2015


Çmimi i Veprës së Vitit i ka takuar shkrimtarit İrfan Morina me veprën “Şemsettin Sami’nin Vicdan”, ndërkohë ai për suksesin jetësor Fikri Şişko. Poeti i viti u shpall autori shqiptar Fahredin Shehu, kurse poeti Kujtim Paçaku, me veprën “Ateşin Etrafında”(Rreth zjarrëve) u shpërblye me çmimin për përkthimin më të mirë të librit në gjuhën turke
Kreshnik Bekteshi
Për të tretën herë me radhë, shtëpia botuese turke në vend “Imza” në bashkëpunim Qendrën Kulturore Turke Yunus Emre në Prishtinë, ka ndarë të enjten mbrëma gjashtë çmime letrare.
“Imza”, e njohur si botuese e librave shqip, turqisht dhe në atë boshnjake, në këtë mënyrë ka shpërblyer shkrimtarët dhe poetët nga Kosova, për veprat e tyre me të cilat u tha se pasurojnë letërsinë bashkëkohore.


Cmimi vjetor IMZA, Yunus Emre Insitut Prishtina, 12. 02 2015


Çmime letrare në gjashtë kategori

Publikuar: 2015-02-11 13:40:49
Shtëpia botuese Imza, e njohur si botuese e librave turqisht, shqip dhe boshnjakisht ndan çmimet letrare për tri vite me radhë në ceremoninë e organizuar me titullin “Çmimet Letrare Kosovare të Revistës Imza”
“Ceremonia e Shpërndarjes së Çmimeve Letrare të Revistës Imza 2014” me mbështetjen e Qendrës Kulturore Turke të Prishtinës Yunus Emre Enstitüsü, do të mbahet të enjten, në ora 18:00, në Qendrën KulturoreTurke Yunus Emre Enstitüsü në Prishtinë .
Shtëpia botuese Imza, e njohur si botuese e librave turqisht, shqip dhe boshnjakisht ndan çmimet letrare për tri vite me radhë në ceremoninë e organizuar me titullin “Çmimet Letrare Kosovare të Revistës Imza”. Në këtë mënyrë ajo shpërblen shkrimtaret dhe poetet kosovar për veprat e çmueshme me të cilat ata e pasurojnë letërsinë bashkëkohore. Në ceremoninë e këtij viti autorët do të shpërblehen në gjashtë kategori.

Këto janë shkrimtaret dhe poetet dhe veprat e tyre që do të shpërblehen:

Çmimi i Vitit për Librin e Poezisë - Arif Bozacı me veprën e tij ‘’Deniz ve Martı’’ 
Çmimi i vitit për Librin për Fëmijë – Uzeir Ajredini me veprën ‘‘Već Viđeno’’ 
Çmimi i Vitit për Përkthim Libri - Kujtim Paçaku me veprën ‘’Ateşin Etrafında’’ 
Çmimi i Veprës së Vitit - İrfan Morina dhe vepra e tij ‘’Şemsettin Sami’nin ‘Vicdan’’’ 
Çmimi për Suksesin Jetësor - Fikri Şişko 
Çmimi për Poetin e Vitit - Fahredin Shehu./

TARGET Çfarë tekstesh mësimore kemi? TARGET, RTK, autor Donat Syla, mysafire: Xhevat Syla, Fahredin Shehu, Texhep Kastrati, Petrit Tahiri, 12, 02. 2015

Monday, June 30, 2014

Balkans and Islam

In the growing body of literature about the evolution and the role of Islam in Europe as a whole and the Balkans in particular, this volume holds a special place as it offers a multidisciplinary approach to the encounter-transformation-discontinuity-continuity of Islam in the region. Thus, it provides excellent material for students of social and political studies, history and even architecture, at the bachelor and master level. At the same time, it aspires to attract ...........

Friday, June 06, 2014

William S. Peters Sr.

the following poem was inspired by my Brother Fahredin Shehu
and this prayerful verse offered
May the dove of Peace descend from the gentle breeze of the Grand Soul
May your hand be cleft if you ever stop writing thus beautiful on Love
May all curses an hexes fall upon me If I ever abandon the grace you've dispersed throughout the World.
You are a Torchbearer that enlightens even the darkest hearts.
I bow...
For Eternity and a Day more...
check out the feature on Fahredin at Inner Child Magazine
I am the light
have looked to the west
for my bounty and my solace
chasing the light o’er the horizon
when i awakened and became conscious
i realized that if i go to the East
i would meet the light
at it’s source
this is when we found each other’s souls
my brother
and now we sit
where we are
stand where we are
be where we are
for we are wise
and realize
that the light,
the way,
the truth
we once chased
is within us . . .
i am the light, the truth and the way
© 6 June 2014 : william s. peters, sr.

Inner Child Magazine

As you may or may not be aware, Fahredin Shehu has been an integral part and contributor to Inner Child’s World Healing ~ World Peace efforts since we began back in 2011. This present effort, we were blessed to have him write the Foreword for the Books.
We at Inner Child and all of its expressions are so thankful to have such a Soul to be a part of our journey. His Love and Support is enriching and empowering.
Thank You Fahredin.
the Inner Child Family
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to the Members of One Body

“Human beings are all members of one body. They are created from the same essence. When one member is in pain, The others cannot rest. If you do not care about the pain of others, You do not deserve to be called a human being.”

Mosleh al-Din Saadi Shirazi
13th century Persian poet, from Shiraz

~ * ~

There are myriads of words Men had had uttered throughout its historical life journey leaving the rich legacy of conscience, endeavor, struggle to remain the essence of Unique and Uniqueness of Creation. The Word has killed Men and the Word is able to cure Men. The Word has burned many hearts and many evil hearts has burned the Word in Men’s History. Today as in every age again there are some people unable to remain passive bystanders for the wounds of the world.

This world as it was cursed by us, Men alone, to suffer in continuation of her existence. At least what they may do is screaming to tell the Truth, and the Truth is that the World today needs the Healing.

We have to always be amazed with the power of some individuals to bring together those very Human who scream to say the Truth, the Truth of their Capacity, the Truth of their Creativity, the Truth of their Justice and the Truth of their Human Potentials in an “Understandable Language”, that goes beyond simplicity, people who are set alone, themselves alone, to create a beautiful Word as manner of healing themselves, healing others and the World, who are scarifying their time, their creativity and their entire being.

This Anthology typically represents the Beauty created with sacrifice…the palette of colors and the nuances, sounds and the grandeur of pain, the hollow voices that comes from eternity going through the prism of nowadays turbulences, walking from country to country from continent to another to gather in one spot, in one aim as an arrow to hit the target of contemporary Men’s consciousness.

The reader of these lines shall be delighted to read the elements of the others’ beings the quintessence of these incredible Poets and Poetesses, without wanting to distinguish names since for me there is no the best Poets, there is always the best time and the best mood to have the splendor and joy in absorbing ones word, when the one is in tune with the being, with the breath, and with the momentum. They do as they want to say to us: “We have tamed our wildness, come and join us, come and rejoice, for Peace shall belong to all it is a right not a privilege.”

I’m indeed much honored to be the one who writes the open Word for this Anthology and express the gratitude to William S. Peters, Sr. who made it possible for me possible to be among these incredible words created by these incredible Humans, and my gratitude reaches the whiteness of the clouds. Only those who are able to build bridges among nations, religious background, ethnicities and genders; are able to understand the importance of this Noble effort. This is indeed a noble endeavor!!!

Thank you Inner Child Press

Fahredin Shehu

March, 2014
Prishtina Kosovo
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Thursday, May 29, 2014


…and the rain was flooding
washed off all
arrogance that damaged
Your beauty.