Jovica Tasevski-Eternijan. Two poems

Persephone
-metamorphosis-

 
She carries the darkness
In her groins
And wanders through the mud
Sobbing for the illuminated pits
She rips the weed
Overturns the twilit woods
Infuriates

She turns to a flock
Of fire-birds
With a crazy verve
As a net of golden strings
Waving through the fog
Searching for a sweet potion

Down the slopes of her body
Wings Zephyr!

 
Not to disappear 

A drama that thickens
In a massive alphabet
Rend the emptiness:
It swings the light
And fills the insipid slope
With rapture

Threaded with mild shivers
I would not put down
Even for a moment
The black shutters
On the windows
That summon the light
To burrow the easy fingers
In this clay

Not to disappear
That which marvellously feeds me
With beauty!

 

 

Jovica Tasevski-Eternijan (b. 1976, Skopje) is a distinguished and internationally acclaimed poet, literary critic and essayist from the Republic of Macedonia. He has published six full-length poetry collections and two books of criticism and essays. He has received The Enchanting Poet award for excellent contribution in poetry writing, given by The Enchanting Verses Literary Review. His poetry is published in many literary magazines and anthologies in Macedonia and abroad and it has been translated into more than fifteen languages.