Sretena Anna Novic Poetry

1. Kingdom

2. Let my ashes be returned to the moon

3. Step by step of motion

4. On some staircase

5. Does the old age starts when we stop dreaming?

6. My prayer is a swanlike winged dog

7. A life passes by in front of me

8. Who is going to judge

9. I live in an armor of fear

10. In the mirror of life nothing is clear

11. I empower you to build a world and take a new road

12. If I ever die

13. Everything has its time and hour

14. A Wall

15. Awakening

16. If you don’t wake up one day you’ll be sorry

17. My painful heart is cracked long ago

18. When the shadow of the last resurrection


A Wall

And then I’ve felt all the bitterness of fear,
and the fear of fear, and the fear of pain
I’ve felt also, the fear of hope…

And all my steps have been with me.
And my heart slow and without scream,
with the noise of the waterfall,
some periods of my childhood
have been anxious and fearful, painful and alone.

And grass grows, and someone is afraid
and sobbing behind a wall,
behind this poem, behind the metal wall
all friends of mine stand disfigured.

And a distance absent and eternal,
like a shadow, like a breath…
And waiting, and hoping…
And poison dreams in fevers and swamps,
Dreams un-healing, dreams un-awakening.

And the infinity that will never return
And all the heavy thoughts like spices of the East,
Like the bloodstream of death.

Over this poem, my bent head,
captured, heavy,
like a night, darkness and fear.
Like the fear lost in woods,
Like a death…or like a pain…

The wall is strong, but happy to be dismantled,
comes back as the morning,
as the clock that will toll its hours.

Shadowy, thorny,
glance from the earth,

and the big fear, and the great pain…
© 2007 Slobodan's Abstract Art