Verica Tadić, Serbia

Verica Tadić, Serbia
 
BIOGRAPHY OF VERICA TADIĆ
 
Verica Tadić was born on 08.12.1949 in Donji Dubac (Municipality of Guča, Western Serbia). She graduated from the Economics Faculty in Kragujevac.
She has been publishing contemporary poetry, haiku poems, essays, reviews, studies, stories, maxims and aphorisms in domestic and international magazines and joint publications. She is represented in numerous literary editions and magazines, in forty joint books, as well as in eight anthologies of Serbian writers, two anthologies of Balkan writers and one world anthology.
 
She received the following awards:
 
For poetry
 
− Award of the Literary Club „Morava flows“, (1972, 1974)
 
For stories
 
− Award of the Literary Club „Morava flows“, (1975)
− International award of „AKT“ Magazine,
 
for the shortest story (2008)
 
For aphorisms
 
− Award “Momčilo Tešić“, (2005)
 
For collection of stories
 
Award „Ćamil Sijarić“, (2005) − Yugoslav award −”Inter-republic community for cultural and educational activities“, Montenegro, Pljevlja.
 
For essays
 
− Award “Andra Gavrilović“, (2008)
 
Her poetry has been translated into Slovakian, Russian, Polish, German, English and Spanish, and short stories into Slovenian.
 
Books published:
 
− „Islands of the Night“ – Poetry (1990)
 
− “Pollen Silence“ – Poetry (2001)
− “Web of Sunshine Treads“ – Haiku (2003)
 
− “Rug of Ducats“ – Haiku (2004)
 
− “Kristina and Blaž“ – Collection of Short Stories (2006, 2007)
 
− “Fluorescent Fingers“ – Maxims (2008)
 
− “On Cliffs of a Moment“ – Studies and essays (2009)
 
− “Sacramental Door“ – Maxims (2013)
 
− “Oath Dance“ – Haiku (2013)
 
− “Eon Graffiti“ – Maxims (2015);
 
− „When Words Dream“ – Essays (2015);
 
− „Prelude to Disquiet“ – Poetry (2016)
 
Magazine “Scroll“, (edition no. 27-28. 2001) was dedicated to literary opus of Verica Tadić.
 
Dr: Milovan Gočmanac wrote the book: “Spiritualized Lyric
 
Sensibility” (2012), in which he analyses the literary opus of Verica Tadić.
 
The international magazine „Diogen”, which is printed in the Library of USA Congress, has dedicated 47 pages to Verica Tadić (by publishing 25 of her poems).
Verica Tadić lives in Čačak, Serbia.
She has been a member of the Association of Serbian Writers since 2004.
 
 
LA FORTUNE
 
Two halves
have been searching
for each other
for centuries.
 
They
are attracted
by the same
smell
 
They recognize
themselves
by it
 
If they
find each other
 
Stars
will dance
on the blue
trapeze
 
Angels will
walk
on toes
through
the harmony
On
the wedding
cake
new
Moon
will
write down
the date
*
 
 
 
COLLECTIVE PORTRAIT
 
Hand in hand
 
With the sun
in pupils
 
We set off
for the unknown
horizon
 
We tame
wild hordes of
unrestrained words
 
We tear off
piece by piece
of US
 
To reduce
the gaps
 
And although
we breathe
by collective lungs
 
Uneven paces
dilute our
 
Just hardened
closeness
 
Still
many things
about us
 
We have not
learned
 
And do not know
 
Who will be
a rambling
ray
of dawn
 
And who will be
a steady colour
 
When
a collective portrait
 
We
paint
by soul brush
 
The only thing
I am sure of
 
In storms
 
When
a chased bird you are
 
I will be
your warm nest
padded with
the heart of silk
*
 
 
 
UNIVERSES OF TENDERNESS
 
In the shells
of time
murmurs the sea
of our days
 
Nothing else
is important to me
that I can wish for
in this world
 
From the moment
our beings
rearrange
in the universes
of tenderness
 
In a fusion
of two universes
a new Sun
is always born
 
And only then
you can
cruise
through infinity
 
And sail
into some
magical waters
 
In which
every touch
and kiss
 
Turn into
islands of flowers
 
And only then
you ride
 
On a star
born in magic
 
The powder of which
shines
even when
the star
fades away
*
 
 
 
WHEN I BECOME A PRAYER
 
If you are upper eyelash
and me lower eyelash
 
Our love will be the eye
that sees both worlds
 
This one here
 
And the one
above us
 
As long as
the music of stars
 
Announces
your arrival
 
And in my
smile
 
The Moon
of your sky
daydreams
 
Connected in
myriad
 
Of mutual flickers
 
We will live in each other
as reflections in the water
 
So
 
If I am a holiday
be my celebration
 
When I am a prayer
be a saint
 
In front of which
I keep vigil in prayer
 
When in each
breath
one eternity
lives
 
And
 
In each step
heavenly
we touch the road
 
We will dream
our future US
*
 
 
 
THE BRIGHTEST LIGHTHOUSE
 
When you love
like a century
your day is long
 
And nobody can
 
In no war
win you
 
You are no more
 
A lonely
AND
little I
 
Your I
is growing
 
And becomes
larger than you
 
Larger than life
 
Only then
The World is smaller
 
Than the universe
of two beings
 
In whose encounter
 
All fluids
of the cosmos
 
Touch
and epitomize
 
Only then you are a chord of human power
In the interval I YOU WE ALL
 
And when death
irrevocably
transfers you
to unknown spaces
 
You will be
the brightest
lighthouse
 
Wherever you are
 
On the continent
of your name
 
LOVE will shine
 
The most durable
Sanctity
 
In which
future generations
will take communion
 
Only that Sanctity
 
Is larger than dreams
and reality
 
Larger than
everything
that exists
 
Because LOVE
has made
BOTH
Gods
AND
People
 
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