[Poem] Timo Schmitz: “Daymoxk” (2017) – Chechen in Latin letters with English translation

For the Chechens in Europe! Never forget your language, never forget your home!


Avtor: Timo Schmitz

Noxҫiyҫö, san xaza moxk,
niysa adamaş, nisxalla moxk,
ẋo kavkazera moxka bu,
san dog oyla ẋuca du,
Txa Jevropäẋ sagotdalla,
Noxҫiyҫö, ẋo txoca jelarla !
Noxҫe derriga dunjeҫa du !
Carna malx siyrd ẋjeƶaş bu!
Noxҫiyҫö, stengax bu ẋo djega bjezam ??

7 Iyunya 2017

By Timo Schmitz

Chechnya, my beautiful land,
Strong people, strong land,
You are the ruler of the Caucasus,
My heart is rejoicing!
We in Europe are missing you,
Chechnya, you were ours,
Chechens are everywhere in the world,
The sun always shines brightly,
Chechnya, where are you my love?

7 June 2017

[Poem] Timo Schmitz: “Ramadan” (Рамадан) – Russian with English translation – 2017

The following poem is for my Muslim friends in support for their feast on Ramadan.
Ramadan mubarak!

Автор: Тимо Шмитц

Ты самый высокий дар от бога,
мы забываем простота так много,
но раз в год ты просишь нас
вернутся к тому пути, которому ты научил нас,
мы так Благодарный твоему дару,
и что мы можем делать добро для вас,
в мире есть твой Божественный план,
и каждый год, люди празднуют Рамадан!

30 мая 2017 г.

English translation:

By Timo Schmitz

You are the highest gift of God,
We forget simplicity just too often,
But once in a year you ask us,
To return to the way which you taught to us,
We are so thankful for your gift,
And that we can do good for You!
The world consists of a divine plan,
And every year, people celebrate Ramadan!

30 May 2017

[Poem] Timo Schmitz: “Sölƶa-Ġala” (Соьлжа-Г1ала) – Chechen with English translation (2017)

Автор: Тимо Шмитц

Сан хьоме Соьлжа-Г1ала!
Даиман къона лаьтташ ю.
Г1алаг1азкхеш йиллина шахьар,
Тахан нохчийн къоман дог хьо ду.
Вай нохчийн сийлахь турпалаш,
Мостаг1ашна кхерамна,
Т1амо бохийна Бахам юхаметтахоттийна.
Нохчийчоьнан дога ду вайн маьждиг.
Гонахьа деррига зезагаш ду.

28 мая 2017 г.

By Timo Schmitz

My beloved Grozny,
you stay still young,
the Cossacks founded the town,
but nowadays you are the heart of our nation,
our Chechen great heroes,
all enemies fear,
reconstructed out of a ruined town,
Chechnya’s heart is our mosque,
And flowers are everywhere around it.

28 May 2017

[Poem] Timo Schmitz: “Свобода” (Freedom) – Russian with English translation – 2017

Автор: Тимо Шмитц

Я помню тебя, это так давно,
Но сегодня, я знаю, ты так далеко,
Горы молчат от горя,
Мертвые тела спят тогда,
Каждую ночь я слышу их крик,
Каждую ночь я слышу их хрип,
Я мечтаю, что я могу жить,
Что дети улыбаются; может-быть,
Где мне не нужно забывать, кто я –
Свобода, я люблю тебя!

20 мая 2017 г.


English Translation:

By Timo Schmitz

I remember you, it’s long ago,
But today I know, you are far away,
The mountains are full of grief,
Now the dead are sleeping there,
Every night I hear their cry,
Every night I hear their death rattle,
I dream that I can live,
where children smile; maybe,
where I do not need to forget who I am –
Freedom, I love you!

20 May 2017

[Poem] Timo Schmitz: “The Chechen Wars” (Чеченские войны) – Russian with English translation – 2017

Чеченские войны
Автор: Тимо Шмитц

Кровь пробегает по улицам Самшки,
Кровь исходит из глаз домашких,
Бомбили каждый дом в Грозном,
Чеченские дети кричат по утрам.

Горец, знаешь, что мы не забываем,
Твое смелое сопротивление краин,
Массовые захоронения в Ачхой-Мартане,
Жажда Ханкалы,
Тень Гудермеса,
Где ты, родная? Где ты спишь?

13 мая 2017 г.

The Chechen Wars
By Timo Schmitz

Blood runs through the streets of Samashki,
Blood runs through the home’s eyes,
Bombed is every home in Grozny,
Chechen cildren are screaming in the morning.

Mountaineer, know, that we won’t forget,
Your strong resistance of your borderland,
Mass graves in Achkhoy-Martan,
Thirst of Khankala,
Shadow of Gudermes,
Where are you, darling? Where do you sleep?

13 May 2017

[Poem] Timo Schmitz: “Хаза йоl” (Chechen) – 2017

This is my first poem in Chechen language I wrote myself. My Chechen is still not very good, anyways I tried hard. Enjoy! (Please cite this link if you share on other pages)

Хаза йоl
Автор: Тимо Шмитц

Нохчий йоl чlогlа хаза ю,
месаш хиджаб кlелахь ю,
бlаьргий серло цуьна ю,
иза суна герга ю,
Цунна со сагатлуш ву,
Нохчий йоl, хьо хаза ю.

15 апреля 2017 г.

English translation:

Beautiful Girl
By Timo Schmitz

Chechen girls are very beautiful,
Their hair is covered by a veil,
Their eyes are shining bright,
She is coming nearer,
And I just go to hide,
Chechen girl, you are beautiful.

15 April 2017

Timo Schmitz: “To Zeynep” (2017)

When stars are burning in the sky,
In a dark, weird gloomy night,
And thunders breaking out at time,
Exchanging ruby’s fire light,
Two energies free themselves in delight,
And brightful gets the gloomy night.

When powers stronger than human might,
Like Sandstorms in a Sahara’s night,
Crash together and make a big one,
Then something amazing among them is done.

When even unreachable and so far away,
A little universe is missing you,
I realise that universe is me,
And you are the life essence I need going through,
Like nourishment to survive,
I want you forever to stay.

Oh God, almighty, who created this miracle,
Let us be together in a union and give us thy blessing,
For we want to love in your name, and do the good,
And never shall disguise appear among us,
Never devilish spirits fuel our lust;
And always stay clear and pure, as we were taught,
Live love for love as only in love we thought.

You are in me, I am in you, we are one,
You are the moon, I am the sun,
But thanks to God we create a oneness in eternity,
So that this love is a rainbow of fertility,
The seeds of why we are meant to be,
Like a flower gives the nectar to the bee.

But right now, I miss you so much,
Your soft hand I want to touch,
I dream of never let it go,
To protect you forever, you have to know,
I stay besides you and never go astray,
I will be loyal to you and never go away,
And as more as I think of you, I realise,
I will love you forever, even when life eve’s arrives.

And while I touch your hand, we walk through life,
I want to guide you, so that finally we arrive,
Where our journey shall lead us together,
And arm in arm we walk together forever.

And when you are sad, and life feels hard,
When you feel everything is splitting apart,
I even stronger hold your hand,
And do, as you will to me demand.
And take your pain into myself,
Because your happiness is my wealth.

And when you cry all night for me,
Then know that all day I can see,
Your picture in front of me all the time,
And wishing you are just doing fine,
And rise my hand up to the sky,
To touch the yours so far away.

God, I pray to you, let me be with her,
I will treat her like she’s your angel,
And keep care that her wings are never broken.
I call her my princess, I call her my life,
I respect her dreams, I call her my wife.

I won’t put dirt upon her scarf,
I will praise her each day,
I will keep this jewel in love,
I will treasure her beauty,
And keep all my duties.

When it’s raining any night,
I know that somewhere you’re missing me,
When the water on the streets form a river,
I know, that you are the life-giving essence,
Which deserves to be my master,
So that my heart is purified,
By your intensive love,
And if one day, your lips touch the mine,
The fruits of love you will dine,
My love you make me drunk like wine,
And every time I feel your hand on my skin,
Thousand butterflies in my heart remember me,
That all my attention belongs only to you.

Let’s grow old in unity, no matter what comes,
Enjoy every second, because time always runs,
And when one day, one of us has to go,
My only wish will be to meet you again,
Where forever is not just a word,
Where love is not just written on bombed walls,
And where there is only you and me,
Bathing in the ocean of eternal love,
And where beauty is in everything you touch,
In every flower, like every flower you created in life,
That you gave your love,
Your safety, your heart,
Which is a heart based on our heart,
And smiles, like you smiled to me all life.

When stars are burning in the sky,
In a dark, weird gloomy night,
And thunders breaking out at time,
Exchanging ruby’s fire light,
Two energies free themselves in delight,
And brightful gets the gloomy night.
Then powers stronger than human might,
Crash together and make a big one,
and something amazing among them is done,
and the world knows, I love you all my life!

(10 April 2017)




Timo Schmitz: “Poetry about the Vaynakh deportation on 23 February 1944” (2017) [PDF]

On 23 February 1944, Stalin started to deport the whole Chechen and Ingush nation to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan within 2 weeks. Although they lived 13 years in exile, they did not accept assimilation and kept their traditions and values, aad when they returned they continued to live like before. However, the Vaynakh deportation is probably the darkest chapter of contemporary history of Chechnya and Ingushetia, as well as one of the most inhuman acts under Stalinism, and thus an important theme for literature. In this article, I analyse three poems and the way they deal with the deportation.


DOWNLOAD HERE: Poetry about the Vaynakh deportation on 23 February 1944

My first poetry collection for free download

I published my first poetry collection in 2013, and I think that’s quite a while ago. Since then, a lot of things happened in my life, and also my writing style changed a lot. When I look back to what I wrote in 2012 and 2013 in general, I often think “Gosh, is that really me?”.

Therefore, I offer you to download this poetry collection for free (although probably just temporarily). If you really like my English poetry, I also recommend you to buy my poetry books “Treasure in my mind” (2013) and “Falling apart” (2015).


DOWNLOAD HERE: For better and for worse – A collection of poems (PDF)

Timo Schmitz: “December Storm” (2013)

If you hurt me, shall I forgive you?
When I forgive you, will you hurt me again?
Honestly I can forgive all you did wrong,
We are not perfect, but perfect is our universe,
And if you smash our universe it is nothing,
I still own my own universe, the innocent longing,
To connect my universe with that other one,
Making her the centre, and me the point who is addicted to it.
But you and me at the moment, it is nothing like that,
There are still two universes we call the ours, but not yet ready to get connected.
So if you go away – I won’t care,
If you go, I won’t cry,
I won’t regret!
And as it rained so heavily, a storm came up, and it became so dark.
A heavy tornado in my heart!
But as it passes by,
the rain stops to cry!
You think my heart is broken, you think you left it damaged.
Honestly, my heart feels as if it wants to explode,
But on the other side it feels stronger than all the time before.
And yet, when I see another cute girl, I’m still shy because I am afraid,
I am afraid of being hurt again.
And so I still think of you, and miss you secretly.
But as the days go by, I slowly forget our memories.
You are the last girl who has hurt me.
If such a situation comes again, I will be strong enough,
I won’t feel sad.
You don’t deserve that anyone cries after you.
That’s just true!
You just hurt others, without thinking, so easily,
You think the best woman you would be,
Have you ever thought of my feelings?
I don’t care about you anymore,
And someone like you just doesn’t deserve this attention.
So if a situation like this comes again, I will just laugh about it, and leave easily,
Without sorrow,
Without regret,
Without missing.
I could forget you and all our memories after we broke up.
I wonder, why do I always fall in love with those girls who don’t really care about me?
Is there no serious one with a serious interest ready to confess?
Those girls who tell about themselves that they are the best are often the worst,
While those girls who feel they are not so good, are honestly the best.
But such a good girl just doesn’t dare to confess,
While the bad girl is not caring about anything in life, and never cares about the other’s feelings – just like you did!
Your words were like a mirror.
You complained about me, but all you said is actually, about you – not about me.
It is easy to say it is my fault – and it is difficult for you to admit that it was just you.
You wanted me to feel bad – because it makes you stronger.
Do you know that you failed?
Although I feel bad just now, I will feel stronger, because I am aware that it was your fault.
I am aware that you are the one who hurt me – and not vice versa.
I am aware that there are so many people who are better than you,
I know that there is a real universe.
I have no memory of you,
I have no more feelings for you,
I don’t miss you.
It is as if you never existed in my life.
I only look forward – not backward.
Many relationships give us beautiful moments and wonderful lessons we will never forget,
Situations we will treasure.
But sometimes we meet people who are not worth to be remembered – who try to destroy that beautiful memories.
It is only few days past and I already throw a glance after other girls, bringing me new beautiful memories – but you are forgotten forever.


Written in: December 2012

Adopted from: Schmitz, Timo. For better and for worse – A collection of poems. Berlin, 2013. ISBN 978-3-8442-6222-3. All rights reserved.