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u meni
ne presahne
svaki osjećaj,
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predanosti,
vala-pokreta,

 Spustit ću
glavu
na mekani,
topli
pijesak
dok
u meni
sve
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vjetru,
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pješćano-mekanoj,
toploj zemlji,
crveno tamnoj,

 Položit ću
mističnu
školjku-prazninu
svoju jutarnju-zvijezdu,
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ništa
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nemam,
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Bogovima,
Na obzorju
Sumraka,
koji pada,
neznano,
poput
digitalne
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zvuka
na
tlu-magli

Reci mi,
Da li si sanjao
žudnju,
Ili si žudio
za snom,
Dok su se
pisale
najdivlje
pjesme,
nule i jedinice,
nepovratno?

©Mina Ray 2015

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Who Needs Poets? An article by Jorge Luis Borges…

A brilliant, short article from May 8, 1971, by Jorge Luis Borges. Borges remains one of my favourite authors, no doubt… He was deeply rooted in his own geography, yet his writing is universal… One of the first poems I wrote, The Rose of Algiers / La Rose d’Alger / Alzirska Ruza, was inspired by his writing…

https://www.nytimes.com/books/97/08/31/reviews/borges-poets.html

“The poet’s trade, the writer’s trade, is a strange one. Chesterton said: “Only one thing is needful–everything.” To a writer this everything is more than an encompassing word; it is literal. It stands for the chief, for the essential, human experiences. For example, a writer needs loneliness, and he gets his share of it. He needs love, and he gets shared and also unshared love. He needs friendship. In fact, he needs the universe. To be a writer is, in a sense, to be day-dreamer–to be living a kind of double life.”