Blesok no. 58, January-February, 2008
Poetry


Game of the Shadows
Translated from the Macedonian by: Valentina Pavlovska

Borče Panov



Heaven’s Order


When
grandpa
suddenly died
my mother said:
Now,
no one else is
between heaven
and me any more.




Dream


constantly
in my dreams
you
write a book
which I
would never
be able
to read.

Please God
I beg you
write
something
nice, too

something
I could really
dream about
without knowing that
I dream at all




The Moment


I've been
locked up
for all my life
by the moment
like
that boy
still immature
stood
covered up
and
took aim at
the birds
the same boy
of my childhood
that carried
killed birds
tied with
a rope hey!
unaware
I am still unaware
but
I tie up
the slim legs
of the nightingale
like strange keys
it keeps on
tearing off
my hands
and for
a long time
it is merged
with
my vocal cords.




Möbius Strip


Like
a silent scream
between heaven and
earth
I find your navel
from the inner side
You wring
in thunder lightning
with the cold of our
nudity
and while
we kiss each other
inside and outside
Suddenly
the sun
the moon
and the sky
are connected together
in your eyelash
that is twinkling
from the other side
of the universe
In the moment
you look at me
life is so beautiful




Twinkling


In the eyes
of town
two houses
are in a hug
the little old house
like a mother
is expecting
to be buried
by the big one
every moment
Still
there are children
in both of the houses
who often lose in
the rooms
and passages
of the big house
and find
themselves
in the little old
that tells stories
about the fortress
on the hill
where
nobody lives
among town
twinkling




Poetry


This mirror
is
the smoothest
shaved cheek
on which
the beard
isn't growing
any more
Be careful
it can make you
sad
when
you stand
in front
of it




Game of the Shadows


suddenly
I saw
a shadow
playing with
its own cat
suddenly
the moon
also saw
the sun
playing
with my body
in this city
where
nobody can recall
why this city
is called
the city of hands
when nobody
has seen
the hands
for a long time
but everything
started
with
a game of shadows
in front of
an old lamp
and
a captured ghost
in it




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