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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Poems by Tatjana Debeljacki

Poems by Tatjana Debeljacki

Too Late for the South

It seems that we're late.
There was no need to hurry.
The branch was thin and it shook all down to the trunk. The cars rushed
down under. The snow covered everything. All of a sudden, a turtle-dove
moved as if about to fly, and then it fell down under the wheels of a
The frozen male swayed on the branch


Die of beauty
You devil’s Emperor,
From merciful sin
Kiss these May cherries
Green apples
Pollen lips.
You start kissing.
Kiss white merry buttocks
hips, navel, tip of the nose
palms that clasp
You start kissing.
Kiss closed eyes
Bitter tear
Child of dawn, women of night,
You start kissing.
Kiss the moon of soul
Kiss, emperor
Kiss at the fifth side of the world.

The Invention of Shadows

If love is just deception then it is really perfect.
I am not able to describe that to someone who
Has never tasted something like that.
LOVE is the animal appetite. Now I have a different view on that.
His cigarette was burning, ashes falling on the floor, his hands were
trembling when he poured the tea. His eyes glimmered like the eyes of the
stuffed bird. I laid my hand on his shoulder. He twitched.
I can't make recollection of one single moment which lasted through
You loved me once?
You have good memory
You do not want that I stop loving you.
It is winter, the snow is constantly falling.
All the words were in vain, I looked as if I desperately needed a hug.
I was scared.
The pain became trivial.
Your counterpart now owns your soul.
Who am I now?
Both of things you are now.

Tatjana Debeljacki writes poetry, short stories, stories and haiku. She is a Member of Association of Writers of Serbia, UKS since 2004. She is Haiku Society of Serbia- Deputy editor of Diogen. She also is the editor of the magazine Poeta. She has four books of poetry published.

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