MERIDIANS OF THE SOUL (MERIDIJANI DUŠE) – VERICA TADIĆ / Translation into English: Željka Fodulović

VERICA TADIĆ
Verica Tadić writes prose and poetry.
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 thirteen anthologies.
She won several literary awards. Laureate is also the prize of the „Naji Naaman“ Foundation, from Lebanon – „Honour prizes (for complete works)” , for 2018.
She has published twelve books.
Her literary works have been translated into several foreign languages: Russian, Polish, Slovakian, German, English, Spanish, Italian, Slovenian and Arabic.
Verica Tadić lives in Čačak, Serbia.
She has been a member of the Association of Serbian Writers since 2004.
 
 
MERIDIANS OF THE SOUL
 
Death is final
when a thousand of me
dies in a thousand of you
 
And when a thousand of you
dies in a thousand of me
 
All other deaths
do not count
 
Life is not
what looks like life
 
When we return
divided
 
Into my and your
meridians of the soul
 
And everybody
welcomes
victories
and defeats alone
 
 
Although we know
that divided
into mine and yours
 
We will not
arrive
to US
by the same
roads
 
If WE
are separated
by equator of emptiness
 
And icy archipelago of emptiness
takes away the heat
from the looks
 
Then WE
have already
 
Lived our lives
through
 
 
 
MERIDIJANI DUŠE
 
Smrt je konačna
kada hiljadu mene
umre u hiljadu tebe
 
I kada hiljadu tebe
umre u hiljadu mene
 
Sve ostale smrti
se ne broje
Život nije
to što na život liči
 
Kada vratimo se
podeljeni
Na moje i tvoje
meridijane duše
I svako sâm
svoje pobede
i poraze
dočekuje
 
Iako znamo
da podeljeni
na moje i tvoje
 
Nećemo
istim
putevima
do NAS
stići
 
Ako NAS
polutar praznine
deli
 
I ledeni arhipelag jave
pogledima
oduzima toplinu
 
Onda smo MI
svoje živote
 
Već
odživeli
 
 
Translation into English:
Željka Fodulović
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