Had it not been the force of mere indignation & power of sheer frustration, I would have not dared to write “Berekete Mergem!” In this poem, I have cursed all. abraham-berekete-mergem. abraham-berekete-mergem. Text; Yigitimgubae. abraham-berekete-mergem. – (A ) A_ _ E * * * * * * A _ . link to Tweet; Embed Tweet. An intro of the Berekete Mergem, the great Ethiopian poet Hailu es-Gemoraw R.I.P (ነብስህን በገነት.
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Principally, death gives the resurrection of life and life gives the rebirth of death. Mertem was at that time that Hailu began gaining fluency in Geez and Amharic and eventually became sharp and solid in them to the extent that he could write dictum filled with polemic interpretations; and even converse secretive matters in Geez with priests and literate monks. October 31, Tadesse Zerihun Ph.
He was thus, asked to leave China immediately. His works are engaging others in discussions and his philosophical touch on human and natural resource development and logic are simply enlightening our perception beyond the level of mere knowledge.
Gemoraw on Gemoraw: Why I Write? The Basic Motive of My Literary Work
While under police surveillance, Hailu was thrown out of the university, once again, for his radical political and socio-economic outlooks. Later, Hailu shifted to the Ethiopian Language Studies of the then Haile Selassie I University where he pursued his studies of classical morphology and phonology of linguistics. To name few among his unique and master literature contributions and scripts suffice to list nine of them herein below: Apart from this, in his spare time he produced fresh writings in Amharic and even tried to reproduce some of his hand written old works, which the Ethiopian police authorities in Addis Ababa confiscated when he went to prison.
Accordingly, he went to the Technical School and later to the Teachers Training Collage at Addis Ababa bedekete he resumed his teaching career.
Upon completion of the basic studies of the Chinese language, Hailu composed a large Chinese-Amharic dictionary and a Chinese-English phrase book. Consequently, he had to appeal for his rescue from the country where he lived for seven years.
While in Oslo, Hailu found out that he could neither publish most of his hand written works nor could he continue his studies on Chinese philosophy. Likewise, death is surrounded by lots of creatures, each carrying a momentary life, which will be dispossessed by it at any time.
He wrote this dictum after the May Military Coup de estate. But the Swedish government denied him the right for an asylum claiming that there is no more any threatening cause for Hailu if he returns home to Ethiopia.
As a small boy, Hailu was given church education by his father Merigeta Gebre Yohannes, who had the ambition to see meergem son, young Hailu, become a priest.
His artistic talent of capturing the characteristics of humanity as well as the fauna and flora out in nature, through a three dimensional interpretable penmanship enables literature lovers to recognize man’s linkage to nature and the dynamic episodes taking place in the wombs of Mother Earth.
Although a young student of theology, Hailu’s personal inclination tilted more and more towards knowing more about physics, astronomy, astrology and chemistry. But as a teenager Hailu opted to study modern education instructed in English at Menelik High school while at the same time offering church service, as a Deacon, at the Holy Trinity Church at Arat Kilo.
The sophistication he adds on his paintings, the pictures he takes and the songs he composes are all amazing and amusing to those of us who happen to know Hailu a bit closer. Among the most popular poems that won awards for his ability of writing poetry one was Hailu’s famous dictum known to this very day as: Thus, during his initial exposure of his literary work at Addis Ababa University, Hailu wrote a poem that appeared on a famous campus contest entitled SEOL, literally meaning: Through numerous writings and famous poetic works, this living legend, Novelist, Poet Hailu Gebre Yohannes has already won the minds, taken the souls and stolen the hearts of numerous Ethiopians.
His mastery of many languages, his ability to capture and poetically paint the beauties of Ethiopian nature and humanity are striking.
Most of Hailu’s works are filled with predictive and visionary wisdom, initially giving early warnings to the Ethiopian society at large, indicating what might meregm place for lack of prompt reaction in due time. His life goes on while the lives of many, who he knew in the good-old-days, have persistently been passing away without his physical presence to share the respective family mourning.
His humorous, ironic, sensitive, sarcastic, critic, comedy and tragedy centered dictums and plays have been igniting the flame of revolt, the joys of festivities, the melancholy of the missing ones, the dream of the lovely ones in the hearts, souls and minds of his readership. Regardless of being known by the Collage staff and his student friends as an outstanding, bright and youngest student of the Trinity Theological Collage, he was ultimately thrown out of his class accused for raising some philosophical questions about the unquestionable creator of the Heavens and Earth.
His poems slowly flow into the reader’s senses giving musical rendition of their own; and instill in the reader’s mind an unforgettable experience. Thus he leads an unsettled and a turbulent life of a lonely lion.
Gemoraw on Gemoraw: Why I Write? The Basic Motive of My Literary Work
His initial Chinese poem on Mao was highly acclaimed by all. In addition to his own original writings, he has also translated and presented the works of some of the Chinese greatest authors in an appealing and readable style.
Likewise, at this juncture, this all rounded man of our nation deserves recognition from those of us who are of the same offspring, sharing and breathing the winds of common upbringing in and suffering for mother Ethiopia. They remind readers the serious need to defend the national collective treasures given as endowment at one’s own place of birth, the farsightedness, the cultured attitudes and manners, the linguistic diversities as well as the character of attending known religious and traditional ceremonies.
Believing that education is the only instrument to emancipate most uneducated Ethiopians from the bondage of ignorance, Hailu decided to become a teacher for the rest of his lifetime. His advisor and Hailu tried to secure entry permission for Hailu to travel to Beijing and bring with him the necessary documents to finalize his thesis but in vain. Upon completion of his learning at Menelik High School, Hailu joined the Trinity Collage of Theology at the Addis Ababa University where his search for and query about the mysticism of life, nature and the natural milieu began to gain momentum.
Shortly after, he was given a scholarship to study Chinese Literature at the University of Beijing in China. Particularly, while living in exile, he lost most of his dear and near relatives as well as friends.
Having read numerous books, Gemoraw acquired lots of knowledge, which enabled him to publish 30 works out of over a hundred manuscripts, some of which are bound and ready for publication. His deep-grabbing love for languages, fine arts and music are all reflected in these writings and spoken expressions of Geez, Amharic and Chinese tongues. This work remains to be popular among students majoring or studying Amharic. Thus, one lives momentarily to die and one dies in due time and space to give more room for the predecessors’ future life.
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He pondered more about life and death as well as life after death. With a particular focus put on the case “Ba-Jin”. Hailu Gemorawthrough his unique literary works, reminds us the Ethiopia that we know of as the mosaic of a conglomerate of people, culture and landscape giving the society its entity and ever-graceful beauty.
Meanwhile, as partial fulfillment of his doctoral thesis he began to write on: But the title of his thesis in itself became a costly venture, which forced him to surrender his entire initial thesis work to the Chinese authorities who felt that his thesis was loaded with political criticism on Chinese literature.
He is the man behind the three dimensional dictums that we all mumble every now and then. One can thus safely conclude that this great man of a powerful pen is an author and translator, as well as a philosopher, researcher, poet and a great teacher. In Hailu’s view, Ethiopiawinet is an identity of people who live in contradictory conditions of life dynamically interwoven in socio-economic-political fabrics that tempt one to struggle in order to overcome the daily challenges of life and the essence of living.
His three dimensional Tran-disciplinary approach to the real world situations transcends in all spheres of life, as it is a gathering of views from theological, social, anthropological and humanistic and scientific perspectives of the early times.
To quench his youth dreams about life, Hailu focused his curiosity on and attempted to examine about creation and the inter-links lying between humanity and her ever-existing surroundings. Meanwhile, he applied for political asylum in Stockholm. Amidst this turbulence, during the inaugural ceremony of the creation of the Organization of African Unity inHailu composed a small book entitled: His greatness and unique style of writing are reflected at once in his powerful, nagging, giggling, ticklish and blemish poems.