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

  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (6/10/2020 12:36:00 PM)

    Turn your key in our mouths
    Swallow words and numbers
    Out of your song.. Very good poem dear poet. tony(Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (6/10/2020 9:29:00 AM)

    The song and
    Little box
    Amazing mysterious......(Report)Reply

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  • Sushree Bibhuprada B PriyadarshiniSushree Bibhuprada B Priyadarshini (6/10/2020 7:56:00 AM)

    so sweet poem to read(Report)Reply

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (6/10/2020 7:40:00 AM)

    We turn distance into nearness
    Forgetfulness into memory"
    Great conceptualization and glowing tribute to the empty box. A well deserved classic poem of the day.(Report)Reply

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  • Richard AntwiRichard Antwi (6/10/2020 5:42:00 AM)

    Don't let sleep overtake you........food for thought(Report)Reply

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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (6/10/2019 10:15:00 AM)

    'Don't let your lid fly open
    Your bottom drop

    Sing little box '..is so nice. A beautiful with a sweet flow. Loved it.(Report)Reply

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (6/10/2019 9:07:00 AM)

    An outstanding conversation with little juke box urging it to continue entertaining people, versified fantastically. Well worth classic poem of the Day.(Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (6/10/2019 8:01:00 AM)

    Turn your key in our mouths
    Swallow words and numbers
    Out of your song.....impressive expression. Beautiful poem.(Report)Reply

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  • Adeeb AlfatehAdeeb Alfateh (6/10/2019 5:35:00 AM)

    Don't let your lid fly open
    Your bottom drop

    Sing little box
    great poem great 10++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++(Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (6/10/2019 4:50:00 AM)

    in every mind
    waken universe
    sings the song of long life
    admirably.............../// beautiful poem(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (6/10/2019 1:29:00 AM)

    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. very fine poem with its own philosophy.. tony(Report)Reply

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

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

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  • Seema Sharma RimiSeema Sharma Rimi (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.
    10(Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish 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

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

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

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

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

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard 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