The Balkans

The Balkans

The Balkans
Between Two Worlds
The Dunghill of Beaux Arts
Pax mecum
Poem de morte for 3 mixed voices
… Ante portas

Translated by: Margaret-Peggy Reid, Graham W. Reid and the author

Cloaca of heresies
and heretics
that Europe ignites
and extinguishes
on its pyres,
stretching them out
on Procrustean beds
while unChristianly
branding their sin
on their minds

A knot of light and dark
that by definition
is only resolved with a sword

A crossroads gallows
threshingfloor of bones
waterfall of tears

From too much past
neither peace
nor present

AuthorZoran Ančevski
2018-08-21T17:23:58+00:00 April 1st, 1999|Categories: Poetry, Blesok no. 08|0 Comments