Pavol Janik

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Pavol Janik Biography

Mgr. art. Pavol Janik, PhD., (magister artis et philosophiae doctor) was born in 1956 in Bratislava, where he also studied film and television dramaturgy and scriptwriting at the Drama Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts (VSMU). He has worked at the Ministry of Culture (1983-87), in the media and in advertising. He was President of the Slovak ...

Pavol Janik Poems

1.
VIVACE MA NON SOLTANTO COSI

Barefoot
you leap from star to star.
And each time there's a chime
...

2.
Piano

The moment we each have our own key
To the same flat
I'll shift a piece of the garden
...

3.
Family Study

Always when I think of you
dawn breaks above Buenos Aires
and the Atlantic has the inexplicable color of your eyes.
...

4.
Astonishment

I stretch out the water
in which you are reflected.
With a shout to stop
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5.
Name

By just a point
you surpass successful fortune.
By just a drop
...

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