The poems are written in such a way that you instantly develop a natural response to them almost immediately. Although they resonate with simplicity in their form, the imagery within is vivid and cleverly hides carefully chosen impressions that illustrate well-known themes of love, longing, and inspiration.
The poems illustrate the moment as if it were frozen in time, so that the reader can dissect the mental imagery and inhale its beauty, its captured movement, and the silhouettes the poet ingeniously describes.
Mihajlo Krstic, MA
Vanity I traded my voice for echoes of foreigners’ words Spent afternoons picking flowers instead of chasing wild birds, Became used to thorns tearing through my throat To keep roses my lips with crumbled petals formed. Buckeyes aren’t as enviable come next spring, but neither are claw-torn feathers come clarity of morning I’ll wash my skin in self-centered sentimentality, Bathe off my sins in milk and vanity.
Lovers Dear, you claim to have never been in love. Still, I read what you wrote of me today. Know, those lines won’t make me stay. Address me with anything but words; I am not with your flightless birds. Did you notice my dress when the wind snuck under? I noticed how your hands? as they touched another. Darling, you are not the only one in love. For my eyes alone, I wrote of you today. My lines don’t intend to make you stay. Let me dress you in my words, they give such wings to flightless birds. Was the dress only for the wind to sneak under? My hands can never truly touch another.
Wild Birds Wild bird, you are a flicker of the tongue; a mix of rambled slurs and muffled complements. So quick to hide in the humming of white noise and roaring of traffic, But I’ll drag you to the ground. Order all your feathers with bars of cursive letters. My lines are to words what cages are to birds.
Recenzent: Mihajlo Krstić
Aleksandra Božović studentkinja је osnovnih akademskih studija Anglistike na Filozofskom fakultetu u Nišu. U slobodno vreme voli da piše poeziju i eseje. Njena zbirka pesama ,,Pobeđeni Pobednici” objavljena je 2016, a 2020. pisala je za blog Filozofskog fakulteta.
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