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ISSN 1409-6900 | UDK 82+7     Blesok no. 80-81 | volume XIV | September-December, 2011



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Blesok no. 80-81September-December, 2011
Poetry

Celestial Hostel

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Mile Stojić

Canzone and Sirtaki
Brotherhood and Sisterhood
The Girls of My Youth
Flowering Judas Tree in the Courtyard of
My Pub
In Belgrade, Ten Years after the War
Apartment in Paradise
Raspberries

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Brotherhood and Sisterhood

If I could be born again
and I could choose, I would not choose
this language, or this vocaton

Or this sign of faith, or this faith
with no hope. I would not accept
murderers teaching me justice.

I would not choose this time
or this country with its want of consolation.
Or these brothers who

sold me out. Or this people that
yields its sons to the calf of gold.
I would cast off

my own name. Another time I'd choose
only you, whom every single
day a thousand times I touch with

glance of glory and devotion.

Translated by Graham McMaster


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