Friday, August 01, 2008

Lest we forget.........

A brilliant poem from 1992:

Luck in Sarjevo

In Sarjevo
in the spring of 1992,
everything is possible:

you go stand in a bread line
and end up in an emergency room
with your leg amputated.

Afterwards, you still maintain
that you were very lucky.

IZET SARAJLIC
TRANSLATED FROM THE SERBO-CROAT
BY CHARLES SIMIC

4 Comments:

Blogger Jan said...

Yes, it IS briliant..

4:42 pm  
Blogger Kay said...

So simply put but so effective.

4:28 am  
Blogger Lucy said...

Yes, it's all so very civilised, isn't it, and he looks so cute like Father Christmas in that beard...

6:28 am  
OpenID rosneath said...

a friend from work went and worked in Sarajevo for a year when they were trying to rebuild everything. I don't think the feelings had changed much.

belleek

3:12 pm  

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