Questions tagged [factory-of-tears]

Questions about the poetry collection 'Factory of Tears' (2008) by the Belarusian poet Valzhyna Mort. The book prints the original Belarusian texts and their English translation side by side. Use with the tags [valzhyna-mort] and [belarusian-literature].

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What does it mean that "your door is stroked with chalk / then at dark a chariot arrives" in Belarus?

In the poem Belarusian I by Valzyhna Mort, extracted from her book Factory of Tears, the poet appears to be bemoaning the lack of freedom in her country. Some parts are clear enough, even if ...