Poems by Verica TADIĆ / Translation into English: Željka Fodulović

Verica TADIĆ (SERBIA)
 
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 eighteen 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 and Slovenian.
Verica Tadić lives in Čačak, Serbia.
She has been a member of the Association of Serbian Writers since 2004.
 
 
QUOTE FROM THE
ARCHIVES OF THE SOUL
 
We should learn
How to give
Without expecting
Anything in return
Because
Life is given
To us
So we can
Give it to
Another life.
 
Only what
We have given
To others lives
Longer than us.
 
We live for
As long as
We exist
In other people.
 
Live is
Too short
To take it all,
But long enough
To give something
To others.
 
 
 
CITATI IZ ARHIVE DUŠE
 
Treba znati
Dati
Bez da ti se vrati
Jer život i jeste zato
Da bi drugom životu
Mogao se dati.
 
Živimo
Onoliko dugo
Koliko nas
U drugiima ima.
 
Život je
Kratak
Da se uzme sve,
Al’ dovoljno dug
Da se nešto da.
 
 
 
CUCKOO
 
On another’s
Mast
It raises
A sail of feathers
 
It utters sounds
In the dead of time
 
When cutting edge
Of the brave becomes blunt
It shows its claws
 
With pirates skills
It scores a triumph
 
His halo
Will fall
In front of fireflies
 
It will return again
To the mouse hall
 
To lurk
New chance
From the ambush
 
 
 
KUKAVICA
 
Na jarbolu
Tuđem
Barjak perja
Diže
 
Oglašava se
U gluvo doba
 
Kad hrabrima
Oštrica otupi
Kandže pokazuje
 
Gusarskom veštinom
Do pobede stiže
 
Pred svicima
Prvim
Oreol će pasti
 
Vratiće se opet
U mišju rupu
 
Iz zasede
Novu priliku
Da vreba
 
Translation into English: Željka Fodulović

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