Vasko Popa

(1922 - 1991 / Vojvodina / Serbia)

Give Me Back My Rags #1 - Poem by Vasko Popa

Give me back my rags

My rags of pure dreaming
Of silk smiling of striped foreboding
Of my cloth of lace

My rags of spotted hope
Of burnished desire of chequered glances
Of skin from my face

Give me back my rags
Give me when I ask you nicely

Trans. by Anne Pennington

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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