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ISSN 1409-6900 | UDK 82+7     Blesok no. 67-68 | volume XII | July-October, 2009



                     Peer-reviewed journal
Blesok no. 67-68July-October, 2009

One of These Days If Not Tomorrow

Translated by: Elizabeta Bakovska

p. 2
Jovica Ivanovski

Autumn in Skopje
Wind and Fog
From Now, until Forever
I Do Not Paint, I Make Love to the Canvas
Stations In Between
I Decided – Definitely
Some People
You Can See His Misery


Autumn in Skopje

Skater kids fall,
tiles from autumn houses fall,
saliva falls. White chewing gums
best turn black on the pavement tiles.
Morning dew falls, and so does sunlight and fog.
Feathers of the birds that do not migrate fall,
fathers and grandfathers on rollers as well,
rude pedestrians fall on crossings,
high heels fall on their knees.
Leaves fall on women
under the trees on top of beds.
Everything falls: the birch and the stock exchange
the harvest and trust, and confidence as well.
Soon the first snow will fall
    couple of months later the last one will also fall.
Then for a while nothing will fall.
And everything goes like this, in circles, same and boring –
all over again, yet another time, from empty into hollow…
Until the first handfuls of dirt start to fall
    on your coffin under the ground,
in a late, sunny autumn in Skopje,
not much different than this.

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