Vasko Popa

(1922 - 1991 / Vojvodina / Serbia)

Far Within Us #1 Poem by Vasko Popa


We raise our arms
The street climbs into the sky
We lower our eyes
The roofs go down into the earth

From every pain
We do not mention
Grows a chestnut tree
That stays mysterious behind us

From every hope
We cherish
Sprouts a star
That moves unreachable before us

Can you hear a bullet
Flying about our heads
Can you hear a bullet
Waiting to ambush our kiss


Trans. by Anne Pennington


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Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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