Аз и вие

Я и Вы

Знам — дойдох от друга държава.
Не подхождам никак за вас.
Не китарата обожавам,
а дивашката зурна аз.

Не в салони сред тъмни фракове
хвърлям своите словеса:
моят стих звучи за дракони,
водопади и небеса!

Така както арабин в пустиня
захлупва извора — любя аз
а не както рицар картинен,
зяпнал луната с ефирна страст.

И не ще си умра в кревата
пред нотариус, лекар и поп.
Дупка някоя непозната
ще ми е буренясал гроб.

За да вляза не в рая спокоен,
с протестантски гладки стени,
а там, де блудница и разбойник
ще ми викнат дружно: „Стани!“

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Dahomey

And the king declared to his general, "Mighty one, / you're as tall as an elephant in our forests, / but not as tall as the triumphant heap / of heads you've cut off. / / "And your courage, O well-tested warrior, / is endless, but so is my kindness. / Observe the sun above t...

Somaliland

I remember that night, that place, / the moon so low in the sky. / / And I remember how I could not look away / from its golden path. / / How light, there. And birds sing. / And flowers bloom above pools, / / And there on the moon no one hears the roaring of lions / filling ev...

Flowers never last long by my side...

Flowers never last long by my side, / Their beauty's a one-day illusion / Followed soon by their fatal conclusion, / Flowers never last long by my side. / / By my side even birds don't live long, / Shiver groaning in mournful, numb manners. / All I witness at dawn are their feathers, ...

Groves of palms and aloe-covered slopes...

Groves of palms and aloe-covered slopes. / Silver mat is water of a creek. / Skies are infinite and blue in their scopes. / Skies are golden with a glowing streak. / / What, my heart, is left of your aspiring? / Has the happiness belied your hymns? / Why so easy do you let admiring / ...

You shall recall me yet, and more than once...

You shall recall me yet, and more than once - / Recall my world, uncommon and exciting: / A clumsy world, fashioned of flame and songs, / But, unlike others, wholly undesigning. / / It could have been yours, too, but no. It had / Proven too little, or perhaps too vast. / My verse, it...