Tuesday, February 1, 2022





Swing Of The Rope


Life has gray eyes

that have forgotten

what happiness is

and soap bubbles

that a girl in a wheelchair

is trying to reach.


A smile is sometimes

a broken bone of illusion

and skin that is crucified

for a higher goal.

And most of all,

it is a slight swing of the rope

that keeps us upright

as we walk on the ice.



While God Listens


There is something devastating in

the smile of a day

that carries hunger

and prayer on the same shoulder.


In it, an old woman with daisies

and a primrose prays for

a lump of survival,

folds of grace in the palm

of your hand.


The world has the claws

of the wounded

swan and the smell of joy

in the eyes of children

that no one was able to pamper.


He has us with invisible ink

we spell new ways

agreements between

willows and water lilies.


While the Lord listens.



Knight Of Mercy


In the glass

eye of hesitation,

dies the trail

that the knight

of mercy

to the brave unselfishly

giving away.




VALENTINA NOVKOVIĆ, graduated from the Department of Russian Language and Literature. She writes poetry, short stories, translates from Russian into Serbian, writes reviews. She has published poetry and prose in many magazines in Serbia Književne novine, Trag, Književni pregled, Brankovina, Buktinja, Stremljenja, Savremenik, Istok, Balkanske vertikale, electronic magazines Ekerman, Hyperboreja, Zvezdani kolodvor, Društvo živih pesnika, as well as many literary magazines in Russia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Poland, Romania, Macedonia, Kazakhstan. Represented in numerous domestic and foreign anthologies, one of the most important is the one compiled and translated into Romanian by Leo Butnara, a poet, prose writer, essayist, journalist and translator, nominated by the Moldovan Writers' Association for the Nobel Prize. In the mentioned anthology, in addition to Marina Cvetayeva, Mayakovski, Rilke, and other world-famous poets, two Serbian poets are represented: Zoran Pesić Sigma and Valentina Novković. Her poems have been translated into Russian, English, Macedonian, Romanian, Uzbek, Azerbaijani, Korean and Bangla. Winner of many awards for poetry and prose. She has published three poetry books Timeless (Draslar, 2014) Drop on Drought (Parthenon, 2018) and Puzzles of Tenderness (Liberland, 2021)as well as the book of stories Two Hours of Reality (AWS, 2020). Editor at the Liberland publishing house, where she edits works by artists from Serbia and the surrounding area and translates works by authors from the Russian-speaking area. Journalist of the Focus News portal.

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