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Fedya Filkova (1951-)

Poet and translator from German. German Philology graduate from Sofia University. Editor for Narodna Kultura Publishing House. Published 'Flowers with the Eyes of Women' and 'Tender Air.'


Madness is an insecure fence

it cannot hide you.

Especially if the garden across the wey

isn't your property. Where will you go Prince?

Denmark turns you round her finger.

Like a wave she tosses you

over years and spaces-

today after so many questions

our faces are splashed with salt . . .

The only thing to fear is knowing.

You should simply try not to be.

translated from Bulgarian

Belin Tonchev

Last modified: November 15, 1997