Pavol Janik

1956 / Bratislava

Kosovo

(for Jan Tuzinsky)
A
paper Goethe
prays
in Serb
for four hundred dead children
In Schiller's stone eye
gleams a tear of mercury
There's a Gypsy weeping
for a little Romany fairy
at the bottom of the Adriatic
Blood
has an irresistible color
of the bluish dusk of the sky
from which falls
light and glitterings
like a gust of May rain
to fertilize the wounded earth.

(2002)
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