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Stanislav Gradev (1961-)

Graduated French Gymnasium in Varna, French Philology at Sofia University. Translations from French. Published Knizhno Tyalo (Paper Body) in 1994.


More na mladostta/Sea of Youth

 Bottles left by the ebb,

 

Ot priliva ostanaha butilki

caps, corks, rotten roots,

 

kapachki, tapi, koreni izgnili

demolished boot, off for a glory,

razbita lodka, trqgnala za slava,

a doll's leg - a drawn baby,

kratche na kukla - bebentze udaveno,

squashy paper and blacking.

rakashkana hartia i chernilka.

And somewhere the vehement rustles...

A niykqde stihiata shumi...

Decorized with emerald flies

natrufen s izumrudeni mushitzi

a lonely crab dodders toward the horizon

samoten rak kqm horizonta kreta.

A horrible longing for a sea remained

Ostana strashna lipsa ma more

with the flow in our hair and souls.

pri otliva v kosite i dushite ni.


Last modified: December 15, 1997

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