Daily Archives: April 11, 2013

Luck in Sarajevo: Conflict Poem by Izet Sarajlic (1930-2002) translated by Charles Simic

In Sarajevo In the spring of 1992,  Everything is possible: You go stand in a bread line And end up inn an emergency room With your leg amputated. Afterwards, you still maintain That you were very lucky.

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All of These People: Conflict Poem by Michael Longley (1939-)

Who was it who suggested that the opposite of war Is not so much peace as civilization? He knew Our assassinated Catholic greengrocer who died At Christmas in the arms of our Methodist minister,  And our ice-cream man who continuing … Continue reading

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