Vasko Popa

(1922 - 1991 / Vojvodina / Serbia)

The Admirers Of The Little Box - Poem by Vasko Popa

Sing little box

Don't let sleep overtake you
The world's awake within you

In your four-sided emptiness
We turn distance into nearness
Forgetfulness into memory

Don't let your nails come loose

For the very first time
We watch sights beyond this world
Through your keyhole

Turn your key in our mouths
Swallow words and numbers
Out of your song

Don't let your lid fly open
Your bottom drop

Sing little box


Comments about The Admirers Of The Little Box by Vasko Popa

  • Edward Kofi Louis (9/20/2017 1:46:00 PM)


    Nearness! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

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  • Seema Devi Sharma (9/20/2017 10:29:00 AM)


    Turn your key in our mouths
    Swallow words and numbers
    Out of your song
    Turn your key in our mouths
    Swallow words and numbers
    Out of your song

    Beautiful lines.
    Thanks poet.
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  • Rajnish Manga (9/20/2017 9:48:00 AM)


    The poem should also carry some notes from the poet. The subject is not clear. Is it about radio telescope or something else? (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/20/2017 3:33:00 AM)


    Beautiful poem with stunning expression. Thanks and congratulations to his soul. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/20/2017 3:33:00 AM)


    Beautiful poem with stunning expression. Thanks and congratulation to his soul. (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (9/20/2017 1:01:00 AM)


    Such an interesting poem written and posted here.... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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