Treasure Island

Vasko Popa

(1922 - 1991 / Vojvodina / Serbia)

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 there are no cuckoo's eggs

Shut then the other eye
Squat and jump
Jump high high high
On top of yourself

Fall then with all your weight
Fall for days on end deep deep deep
To the bottom of your abyss

Who doesn't break into pieces
Who remains whole gets up whole
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Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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