Pavol Janik

(1956 / Bratislava)

Pavol Janik Poems

41. New York 10/17/2015
42. New York (Slovak) 5/23/2016
43. New York (Macedonian) 5/23/2016
44. New York (Albanian) 5/23/2016
45. New York (Romanian) 5/23/2016
46. New York (Croatian) 5/23/2016
47. New York (Russian) 5/23/2016
48. New York (Hungarian) 6/15/2016
49. New York (Czech) 6/16/2016
50. New York (Serbian) 6/18/2016
51. New York (German) 6/20/2016
52. New York (Вelarusian) 6/21/2016
53. New York (Spanish) 6/22/2016
54. Καλοκαίρι (Greek) 7/8/2016
55. New York (Greek) 7/9/2016
56. New York (Ukrainian) 7/11/2016
57. New York (Dutch) 7/20/2016
58. New York (Canadian English) 6/18/2016
59. New York (French) 8/16/2016
60. New York (Italian) 8/16/2016
61. A Big Clear Out 10/17/2015
62. Kosovo 10/17/2015
63. New York (Chinese) 11/7/2016
64. Pax militaris 10/3/2017
65. Tribute 10/3/2017
66. We Are Professionals 10/3/2017
67. It Is Snowing 10/3/2017
68. Chatter above the Grave 10/3/2017
69. Vivace Ma Non Soltanto Cosi 10/3/2017
70. from Hurrah, It Burns! 10/3/2017
71. Chrysanthematika 10/3/2017
72. Ex Offo 10/3/2017
73. The Touch 10/3/2017
74. It Is behind the Doors 10/3/2017
75. Kosovo 10/3/2017
76. Drizzle 10/3/2017
77. Wisdom 10/3/2017
78. Kékbe 10/3/2017
79. Zongora 10/4/2017
80. Brbljanje nad grobom 10/4/2017
Best Poem of Pavol Janik

Night Bus

I admire the smiles
of the wax figures
and the drunks.
Their faith.
Their humility.
Their precision.
Their infallible wisdom
determined by the office of normalization.
I admire
their wallpapered souls
full of light and brocade.
Their responsibility and legality
surpassing
the price of taxis and wine.
I'm terrified by the indifference
with which they listen
to the heavy breathing of the last trolley buses.

(1981)

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The Moment Before Touch

The air grows still.
As in an illustrated weekly
I leaf through your eyes.
To hear silence
as it walks in new shoes
and lulls the buzzing bees.
Somebody furiously addresses us with wings.
It's said that you've seen
burning birds tumble from the sky!

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