Poetry – Bogomil Gjuzel

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Poetry – Bogomil Gjuzel

Flood at the International Writers’ Workshop
Professional Poet
Homage to Stone
The Apocalyptic Spring
The Second Coming
A Stranger at Home, at Home Elsewhere
Breaking Up the Wall
Prometheus’ Eagle
An Island on Land
After the Flood, Them Again
The End of the Century

A Stranger at Home, at Home Elsewhere


So many times I said to myself—

you should finish the work at home

you should burn everything to ashes



like a cold fly I stumbled

around the city lights of the world



when all the lights and senses are mute

The root (that yesterday crunched between the teeth)


now lures me back

to become its own sprout—

a head impaled on a stake



translated by Zoran Ančevski and James McKinley (New Letters, Summer 1989, University of Missouri, Kansas City)

AuthorBogomil Gjuzel
2021-06-02T20:03:01+00:00 May 31st, 2021|Categories: Poetry, Literature, Blesok no. 137|0 Comments