Between Games By Vasko Popa

Between Games Nobody rests This one constantly shifts his eyes Hangs them on his head And whether he wants it or not starts walking backwards…

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The Judges Of The Little Box By Vasko Popa

The Judges Of The Little Box to Karl Max Ostojic Why do you stare at the little box That in her emptiness Holds the whole…

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Give Me Back My Rags #4 By Vasko Popa

Give Me Back My Rags #4 Get out of my walled infinity Of the star circle round my heart Of my mouthful of sun Get…

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Before The Game By Vasko Popa

Before The Game Shut one eye then the other Peek into every corner of yourself See that there are no nails no thieves See that…

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The Enemies Of The Little Box By Vasko Popa

The Enemies Of The Little Box Don’t box down to the little box Which supposedly contains everything Your star and all other stars Empty yourself…

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In The Village Of My Ancestors By Vasko Popa

In The Village Of My Ancestors Someone embraces me Someone looks at me with the eyes of a wolf Someone takes off his hat So…

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Anne Pennington By Vasko Popa

Anne Pennington Until her last breath she enlarges Her Oxford house Built in Slavonic Vowels and consonants She polishes the corner-stones Until their Anglo-Saxon shine…

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The Craftsmen Of The Little Box By Vasko Popa

The Craftsmen Of The Little Box Don’t open the little box Heaven’s hat will fall out of her Don’t close her for any reason She’ll…

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Far Within Us #7 By Vasko Popa

Far Within Us #7 Toothed eyes fly Over still waters Around us purple lips Flutter from branches Screams hit the blue And fall onto pillows…

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A Forgetful Number By Vasko Popa

A Forgetful Number Once upon a time there was a number Pure and round like the sun But alone very much alone It began to…

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The Benefactors Of The Little Box By Vasko Popa

The Benefactors Of The Little Box We’ll return the little box Into the arms Of her inconspicuously honest properties We won’t do anything Against her…

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Give Me Back My Rags #1 By Vasko Popa

Give Me Back My Rags #1 Give me back my rags My rags of pure dreaming Of silk smiling of striped foreboding Of my cloth…

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A Conceited Mistake By Vasko Popa

A Conceited Mistake Once upon a time there was a mistake So silly so small That no one would even have noticed it It couldn’t…

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The Admirers Of The Little Box By Vasko Popa

The Admirers Of The Little Box Sing little box Don’t let sleep overtake you The world’s awake within you In your four-sided emptiness We turn…

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Far Within Us #6 By Vasko Popa

Far Within Us #6 From the wrinkle between my brows You watch till day breaks On my face The waxen night Is beginning to singe…

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The Victims Of The Little Box By Vasko Popa

The Victims Of The Little Box Not even in a dream Should you have anything to do With the little box If you saw her…

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Last News About The Little Box By Vasko Popa

Last News About The Little Box The little box which contains the world Fell in love with herself And conceived Still another little box The…

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Far Within Us #5 By Vasko Popa

Far Within Us #5 The nights are running out of darkness Steel branches grasp The arms of passers-by Only anonymour chimneys Are free to walk…

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The Tenants Of The Little Box By Vasko Popa

The Tenants Of The Little Box Throw into the little box A stone You’ll take out a bird Throw in your shadow You’ll take out…

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Race By Vasko Popa

Race Some bite from the others A leg an arm or whatever Take it between their teeth Run out as fast as they can Cover…

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Far Within Us #3 By Vasko Popa

Far Within Us #3 Unquiet you walk Along the rims of my eyes On the invisible grating Before your lips My naked words shiver We…

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The Prisoners Of The Little Box By Vasko Popa

The Prisoners Of The Little Box Open little box We kiss your bottom and cover Keyhole and key The whole world lies crumpted in you…

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Hide-And-Seek By Vasko Popa

Hide-And-Seek Someone hides from someone else Hides under his tongue The other looks for him under the earth He hides on his forehead The other…

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Far Within Us #4 By Vasko Popa

Far Within Us #4 Green gloves rustle On the avenue’s branches The evening carries us under its arm By a path which leaves no trace…

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Wedding By Vasko Popa

Wedding Each strips his own skin Each bares his own constellation Which has never seen the night Each fills his skin with rocks And plays…

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Give Me Back My Rags #12 By Vasko Popa

Give Me Back My Rags #12 Enough chattering violets enough sweet trash I won’t hear anything know anything Enough enough of all I’ll say the…

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Far Within Us #2 By Vasko Popa

Far Within Us #2 Look here’s that uninvited Alien presence look it’s here A shudder on the ocean of tea in the cup Rust taking…

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The Owners Of The Little Box By Vasko Popa

The Owners Of The Little Box Line the inside of the little box With your precious skin And make yourself cozy Just as you would…

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Give Me Back My Rags #11 By Vasko Popa

Give Me Back My Rags #11 I’ve wiped your face off my face Ripped your shadow off my shadow Leveled the hills in you Turned…

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Far Within Us #1 By Vasko Popa

Far Within Us #1 We raise our arms The street climbs into the sky We lower our eyes The roofs go down into the earth…

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The Little Box By Vasko Popa

The Little Box The little box gets her first teeth And her little length Little width little emptiness And all the rest she has The…

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Give Me Back My Rags By Vasko Popa

Give Me Back My Rags Just come to my mind My thoughts will scratch out your face Just come into my sight My eyes will…

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A Conceited Mistake – Vasko Popa

Once upon a time there was a mistake So silly so small That no one would even have noticed it It couldn’t bear To see…

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