I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. — Og Mandino

po_Popa-Vasko1Vasko Popa (June 29, 1922 — January 5, 1991) was a Serbian poet of Romanian descent.




Vasko Popa

Once upon a time there was an error
So ridiculous so minute
No one could have paid attention to it

It couldn’t stand
To see or hear itself

It made up all sorts of nonsense
Just to prove
That it really didn’t exist

It imagined a space
To fit all its proofs in
And time to guard its proofs
And the world to witness them

All that it imagined
Was not so ridiculous
Or so minute
But was of course in error

Was anything else possible


Vasko Popa

The streets of your glances
Have no end

The swallows of your pupils
Don’t fly south

From the aspens of your breasts
The leaves don’t fall

In the sky of your words
The sun never sets