Poetry

What can you tell us about poetry?

I've been there only once. They have good hotels.

Three or four stars every one of them. But the language I just

couldn’t understand, and I had a hard time getting by.

The truth is, when one drinks a little one starts to speak

with one's hands and feet. I even waved my head.

I kept saying yes, yes! I don’t know why I

agreed with everything they said in Poetry.

I think it’s because of the hotels: the hotels there are really good.

© translated by Asja Bakić

Poezija

Što nam možete reći o poeziji?

Bila sam tamo samo jednom. Imaju dobre hotele.

Sve po tri-četiri zvjezdice. Ali jezik nikako nisam

razumjela i teško sam se snalazila.

Istina, kad čovjek malo popije počne da se služi

i rukama i nogama. Čak sam i glavom mahala.

Stalno sam govorila da,da! Ne znam zašto sam se

slagala sa svim što u Poeziji govore.

Mislim da je do hotela: hoteli su im stvarno dobri.

© Asja Bakić