December 04, 2007


Do not make me your prey.
Choose another battle,
for I am your soldier
with your greatest and least force.
Leave me in the battle fields
and in the pastures
to sing you.
Do not make me your game.
On a journey farther than time
you are my heart's love child,
returning your body to love.
And, in the vacant places it sings.

—Radovan Pavlovski, translated from Macedonian by Nola Garrett and Natasha Garrett
from GOD OF THE MORNING (1991)

Posted by dwaber at December 4, 2007 01:27 PM