No, I should not …

 

Lust is what makes you keep wanting it, even when you have no desire to be with each other. Love is what makes you keep wanting to be with each other, even when you have no desire to do it.”
~ Judith Viorst

 

Blaga Dimitrova - image courtesy http://www.public-republic.net

Blaga Dimitrova/ 1922- 2003/

Bulgarian poetess and Vice President of Bulgaria from 1992 until 1993. Collection of published 15 books of poetry and 8 novels, several essays and plays. Translated into more than 20 languages.

 

 

Day and night

by Blaga Dimitrova


At dawn when I recognize

submerging in sunrise the ridge

yet the first thought is this

that I should not be thinking of you

 

Throughout the day treacherous

the thought is stalking me wherever I go

and whatever I do there is a reminder

that I should not be thinking of you

 

And when the night is looming

and every pain in the dreams lies swept

I can not sleep and still think

that I should not be thinking of you

 

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I don’t know why I remembered this poem yesterday, actually I know but is not important at this particular moment … It was written/ in Bulgarian/ on most of my notebooks in high-schiool. And when I found this video of the poem with the music/ posted on youtube by / I decided to translate it and share it. I hope the translation is good enough. Reading it in Bulgarian and in English it does have a different feel … but either way I love this poem and the poetess, after all we have the same name … I hope the same success …

 

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