Thursday, June 1, 2023





Shi enters in the eyes

In January she dances on your forehead

Shi descends to the chin

Makes a nest in the heart

Shi swims in the blood

Shi smells through the pores

In August, the sun shines on the abdomen

To keep your feet warm in December

And so on

Shi wastes the seasons

Until the last July when

Shi breaks your heart.

What else can be said?





I walk fast in the dark

I cut the cold air

and I imagine your warm breath…


the streets in front of me

becomes a story

in which we hold our hands…


I am the one

you have been waiting for

your whole life

I smile,

I turn into a whispers 

who becomes a song.



Dedicated to Sylvia Plat


The lady comes out of her glass bell

to stretch her legs,

To put the potatoes to boil

for those two hungry mouths

to talk to the bees

to greet death

Shi is always here,

sitting in her place next to the door.


The typewriter is silent

The clean lines of the dresses fall

Here she is, trying to recognize her father

- Life is dying, don't you see?

Do not you hear the voice of Ariel who has become an echo,

an echo that fills time?


The lady enter in her glass bell

To turning on the gas

To close the door tightly

To singing to a death

To say goodbye to winter

To welcoming an eternity

To put her head in the oven.


* Ariel is a masculine name meaning "lion of God" in Biblical Hebrew.




GORDANA KARAKASHEVSKA: Poet, essayist, writer, artist, photographer was born on January 31, 1973 in Pehchevo, Macedonia. She attends primary school in Pehchevo and high school in Skopje in EPU Boris Kiddrich. Since then, she has lived, worked and created in Skopje with the exception of a few years of her life when she lived and worked in Turin, Italy and they will leave a deep mark on her as a creative person and artist. She deals with art and in her free time with photography. She has been writing since she was thirteen years old, when she actively participated in regional competitions in art and literary works. For her, writing is a way of life and art is a universal language. She writes poems and short stories, both in Macedonian. Italian, Serbian and in English. Her poems have been translated into other languages and published in domestic and international online groups, magazines as well as anthologies. Book of short stories "Signor Giordano and the thoughts about ...; A book of poetry "Broken Poet and Other Poems" and a novel "Nudity" came out in April / May 2021. Her new book "House of Paper" was published in April 2022 and its promotion is scheduled for May 12.  She is currently working on her second novel with the working title "The City, the River and the Lake" and hopes that she will be able to publish her books of poetry and short stories next year. She has had several joint and several solo art exhibitions in Turin, Italy and in her hometown.     In her free time she is engaged in photography, visiting exhibitions in galleries, museums and other cultural events, theater, cinema, opera and ballet, in a word she lives for art and art in all its forms.

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