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The Sava and Danube Confluence.

The Sava and Danube Confluence

 Rosy radiance
 arises from Zemun
 a swimmer
 from the south comes
 a dialogue starts
 on the spot where two rivers embrace
 this is not a fugitive
 or a line of sufferers
 but a deep foundation dug
 the one carrying the stone
 is Stephan
 the founder.


Translated by Mirjana N. Radovanov-Mataric, 2010

miraOl 6@hotmail.com

Miodrag Pavlovic (1928-), originally trained in medicine, published, Poems, his first collection of poetry in 1952. He was appointed director of drama at the National Theater in 1960 and served as editor at the Proseveta Publishing House for 20 years.

His literary opus includes 44 poetry collections, 2 of prose, 18 essays, 2 dramas, 3 anthologies, and 30 books in other languages (German, Italian, Rumanian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Czech, Hungarian, and English). Twice nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature, he was awarded the Struga Golden Wreath Award, and on his 80th birthday in 2008, the St. Sava Order.
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Title Annotation:Belgrade in Poetry and Prose
Author:Pavlovic, Miodrag
Publication:Serbian Studies
Article Type:Poem
Date:Jan 1, 2010
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