Poets – A Poem from Croatia
Jasna Gugić, an eminent poetess from a country situated at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe, shares her poem
Jasna Gugić, born in Vinkovci, Croatia, she is the Vice-President of the Association of Artists and Writers of the World SAPS, for public relations, Global Ambassador of Literacy and Culture for the Asih Sasami Indonesia Global Writers, P.L.O.T.S. the Creatives Magazine Ambassador for Croatia. She is a member of many literary associations. She is also co-editor of anthology COMPASSION-Save the World – one poem written by 130 world poets. The last important award with a single nomination for Croatia awarded by UHE – Hispanic World Writers’ Union – César Vallejo 2020 World Award for Cultural Excellence.
Jasna is a multiple winner of many international awards for poetry and literature, translated into several world languages. Her first independent collection of poetry was published in 2021, a bilingual English-Croatian edition, entitled “Song of silence”. She lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia. Many of her poems have been translated into several foreign languages and are represented in joint collections. Her poems have been published in magazines in USA, Spain, Greece, Italy, Russia, India, Syria, Denmark, Brasil, Mexico, Bangladesh, Serbia, Albania, Nigeria, Belgium etc.
Where are you, poets?
Let’s color this sad world
And people with masks,
With our bright words
Cause’ these eyes, behind the masks,
Have already lost their shine and glow
As we do not breathe at all.
Go ahead, raise your voice
And wipe the mud from your shoes,
In the name of all those
Silent people in their homes,
Immersed in misery of
Every day and boring jobs.
Let’s spread the wings of our imagination
Upon this program-minded world
And preserve the scent of childhood
And first kisses,
Let’s give love a chance to come back,
That divine joy of life,
Let’s pour from our poems
And let it flow around the streets
All over the world
And let it reach and touch
Every single lonely man in tears
And each woman in black.
Grateful for such awakening poetry. Poet has much share in contributing social uplift, harmony , preserving culture and binding communities , nations around globe.Croatia is impressive country due to its natural beauty and people.Dear Respected Nasir Aijaz, you are doing a great job and we are benefiting from your great services.You are making this huge world a community .I wish you a great success. Keep doing the good work.