Vasko Popa

(1922 - 1991 / Vojvodina / Serbia)

Vasko Popa Poems

1. The Prisoners Of The Little Box 1/13/2003
2. The Owners Of The Little Box 1/13/2003
3. The Judges Of The Little Box 1/13/2003
4. The Victims Of The Little Box 1/13/2003
5. Give Me Back My Rags #11 1/13/2003
6. The Tenants Of The Little Box 1/13/2003
7. Last News About The Little Box 1/13/2003
8. Far Within Us #7 1/13/2003
9. Wedding 1/13/2003
10. In The Village Of My Ancestors 1/13/2003
11. A Forgetful Number 1/13/2003
12. Anne Pennington 1/13/2003
13. The Little Box 1/13/2003
14. Far Within Us #5 1/13/2003
15. The Benefactors Of The Little Box 1/13/2003
16. Far Within Us #4 1/13/2003
17. Give Me Back My Rags 1/13/2003
18. Give Me Back My Rags #12 1/13/2003
19. Give Me Back My Rags #4 1/13/2003
20. Far Within Us #2 1/13/2003
21. The Craftsmen Of The Little Box 1/13/2003
22. Far Within Us #6 1/13/2003
23. The Enemies Of The Little Box 1/13/2003
24. Between Games 1/13/2003
25. Hide-And-Seek 1/13/2003
26. Far Within Us #3 1/13/2003
27. The Admirers Of The Little Box 1/13/2003
28. Give Me Back My Rags #1 1/13/2003
29. Far Within Us #1 1/13/2003
30. Before The Game 1/13/2003
31. A Conceited Mistake 1/13/2003
32. Race 1/13/2003
Best Poem of 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 it up with earth

The others scatter everywhere
Sniff look sniff look
Dig up the whole earth

If they are lucky and find an arm
Or leg or whatever
It's their turn to bite

The game continues at a lively pace

As long as there are arms
As long as there are legs
As long as there is anything

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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 bear
To see itself to hear of itself

It invented all manner of things
Just to prove

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