poet Peyo Yavorov

Peyo Yavorov

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Peyo Yavorov ( Peyo Totev Kracholov, January 1, 1878–October 17, 1914) was a Bulgarian Symbolist poet. He was considered to be one of the finest poetic talents in the fin de siècle Kingdom of Bulgaria. Yavorov was a prominent member of the Misal group. His life and work are closely connected with the liberation movement Internal Macedonian-Adrianople Revolutionary Organization in Macedonia.

Most of his poems are romantic in subject, and dedicated to the two women in his life — Mina Todorova and Lora Karavelova. His first (and arguably greatest) love Mina died from tubercolosis, which greatly saddened Yavorov. She was buried in the cemetery of Boulogne Billancourt.

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Best Poem of Peyo Yavorov

A Howling Gale

The broken leaf … God knows where
The wind will wrench.
Just as the orphan
For a foreign land departs -
Cast off, unquenched.

The broken leaf … finds solace somewhere
in the vail.
For him none waits,
So why the little orphan
For the motherland should wail?

Translated by Izidora Angel

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