Dejan Stojanovic

(March 11,1959 / Pec, Kosovo (the former Yugoslavia))

Task of a Poet


To hear never-heard sounds,
To see never-seen colors and shapes,
To try to understand the imperceptible
Power pervading the world;
To fly and find pure ethereal substances
That are not of matter
But of that invisible soul pervading reality.
To hear another soul and to whisper to another soul;
To be a lantern in the darkness
Or an umbrella in a stormy day;
To feel much more than know.
To be the eyes of an eagle, slope of a mountain;
To be a wave understanding the influence of the moon;
To be a tree and read the memory of the leaves;
To be an insignificant pedestrian on the streets
Of crazy cities watching, watching, and watching.
To be a smile on the face of a woman
And shine in her memory
As a moment saved without planning.

Submitted: Friday, January 22, 2010
Edited: Wednesday, February 03, 2010

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  • Ro'ya Abdulaal (1/22/2010 1:19:00 PM)

    Well said, I guess no one would ever beautifully describe the task of the poet the way you did, it's the creativity of the soul that one cannot live without, simply amazing (Report) Reply

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