Thursday, October 1, 2020



Eyes Full Of Soil And Soul Full Of Sky

The song was awakening the sky’s vocal cords,
while the migraine was dancing on Earth
with the rose full of thorns in the mouth

The sky in rapture couldn’t see the Earth
and the Earth in sorrow couldn’t hear the sky

And when the bird that sang on the tree
started to give away the sky as if it was food for the soul
the angels and the migraine looked into each other’s mournfully-blazed eyes
and finally rested in peace

With the eyes full of soil
and the soul full of sky we left back home


A single Nothing told me once
that the birth mark
splits our eyes from our soul

Ever since,
I always look at the navel
of the human to whom I say hello,
because I want to see whether
he is Nothing’s relative
that whispers to me in my womb

A Stone

There is a stone that I pass by every day
and it keeps returning in my palm
wanting to be sure that I will be awake
in the process of my birth

The Chain Of Eternity

In my DNA I see your tail crawling
looking for a hole
wanting to get out

Moving Images

We got itchy by the amniotic sac
folded down with 2 grams of naphthalene
and hidden under the rug.

We got heavier by the chandelier
that swears to us in fidelity
in the house that everyone escapes in his/her-own room

We get blind by the television
that collects all of our images
that we have torn apart from us
as it is a vacuum cleaner

The images left the house in quest for themselves
and we were left in the house with the stoned gaze
in their cracked heels.


DANIELA ANDONOVSKA-TRAJKOVSKA, Republic of North Macedonia Емаил: Daniela Andonovska-Trajkovska (born February 3, 1979, Bitola, North Macedonia) is poetess, scientist, editor, literary critic, doctor of pedagogy, university professor. She works at the Faculty of Education-Bitola, St. “Kliment Ohridski” University-Bitola, Republic of North Macedonia and teaches the courses:  Methodology of Teaching Language Arts, Creative Writing, Critical Literacy, Methodology of Teaching Early Reading and Writing, ect.  She is co-founder of the University Literary Club “Denicija PFBT UKLO” and also of the Center for Literature, Art, Culture, Rhetoric and Language at the Faculty of Education-Bitola. She is member of the Macedonian Writers’ Association, and The Bitola Literary Circle, and president of the Macedonian Science Society Editorial Council. She is editor in chief of the literary journal “Rast” issued by the Bitola Literary Circle, and also - editor of the International Journal “Contemporary Dialogues” (Macedonian Science Society), and “Literary Elements” Journal (Perun Artis), several poetry and prose books. Besides her scientific work published in many international scientific journals (over 100 articles), and one university book “Critical Literacy”, she writes poetry, prose and literary critics. She has published one prose book: “Coffee, Tea and the Red Sky” (2019), and 8 poetry books: “Word for the Word” (2014), “Poems for the Margins” (2015), “Black Dot” (2017), Footprints” (2017), “Three” (2019), “House of Contrasts” (2019), “Electronic Blood” (2019), and “Math Poetry” (2020). She has won special mention at the Nosside World Poetry Prize (UNESCO, 2011), the award for the best unpublished poem at the Macedonia Writers’ Association Festival (2018), “Krste Chachanski” prize for prose (2019), National “Karamanov” Poetry Prize for poetry 2019. Her poetry was published in a number of anthologies, literary magazines and journals both at home and abroad, and her works are translated into: English, Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Albanian, Romanian, Polish, Chinese, Arabic, Turkish, Vietnamese, and Italian language. Poems are translated from Macedonian to English language by the author.

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