Pavol Janik

(1956 / Bratislava)

Pavol Janik Poems

41. New York (Russian) 5/23/2016
42. New York (Hungarian) 6/15/2016
43. New York (Czech) 6/16/2016
44. New York (Serbian) 6/18/2016
45. New York (German) 6/20/2016
46. New York (Вelarusian) 6/21/2016
47. New York (Spanish) 6/22/2016
48. Καλοκαίρι (Greek) 7/8/2016
49. New York (Greek) 7/9/2016
50. New York (Ukrainian) 7/11/2016
51. New York (Dutch) 7/20/2016
52. New York (Canadian English) 6/18/2016
53. New York (French) 8/16/2016
54. New York (Italian) 8/16/2016
55. A Big Clear Out 10/17/2015
56. Kosovo 10/17/2015
57. New York (Chinese) 11/7/2016
58. On The Line Man - Woman And Back 10/17/2015
59. Night Bus 10/17/2015
60. Summer 10/17/2015
61. The Moment Before Touch 10/17/2015
62. To You 10/17/2015
63. VIVACE MA NON SOLTANTO COSI 10/17/2015
Best Poem of Pavol Janik

VIVACE MA NON SOLTANTO COSI

Barefoot
you leap from star to star.
And each time there's a chime
like the kiss of crystal glasses.
Thousands of your faces
skate with perseverance
on frozen ponds.
I open you with a violin's clef
and seek the bow
whose elasticity can equal you.
Deep in you
instead of strings
I've touched tears.

(1981)

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Piano

The moment we each have our own key
To the same flat
I'll shift a piece of the garden
To the second floor.
Sometimes I'll come personally.
Clean
And carefully shaved
To listen to home concerts.
I'll come for sure
Clumsily like a piano,
And always well-tempered.

(1981)

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