Vasko Popa Poems

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1.
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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6.
Give Me Back My Rags #1

Give me back my rags

My rags of pure dreaming
Of silk smiling of striped foreboding
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7.
Far Within Us #3

Unquiet you walk
Along the rims of my eyes

On the invisible grating
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8.
Far Within Us #2

Look here's that uninvited
Alien presence look it's here

A shudder on the ocean of tea in the cup
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9.
Hide-And-Seek

Someone hides from someone else
Hides under his tongue
The other looks for him under the earth
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10.
Between Games

Nobody rests

This one constantly shifts his eyes
Hangs them on his head
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