Vasko Popa

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Popa was born in the village of Grebenac, Vojvodina, Serbia. After finishing high school, he enrolled as a student of the Faculty of Philosophy at the Belgrade University. He continued his studies at the University of Bucharest and in Vienna. During World War II, he fought as a partisan and was imprisoned in a German concentration camp in Bečk ...
Popular Poems
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The Admirers Of The Little Box
Sing little box

Don't let sleep overtake you
The world's awake within you
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2.
Race
Some bite from the others
A leg an arm or whatever

Take it between their teeth
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3.
A Conceited Mistake
Once upon a time there was a mistake
So silly so small
That no one would even have noticed it
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4.
Far Within Us #1
We raise our arms
The street climbs into the sky
We lower our eyes
The roofs go down into the earth
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5.
Before The Game
Shut one eye then the other
Peek into every corner of yourself
See that there are no nails no thieves
See that there are no cuckoo's eggs
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Comments

sndkjqwhid 03 March 2021
i cant find your poem pig
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Sylvester Molise 01 August 2018
I wanna search popa apparel poems
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Bhargav 10 November 2017
genius poet
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Bhargav 10 November 2017
genius
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Roger Mckeon 10 June 2014
It's not transaction, it's translation.
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Constance Steckel 12 December 2011
Vasco Popa is a major poet. And should be more famous!
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Constance Steckel 12 December 2011
Popa should be better known in America. Such a powerful poet.
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