MIROSLAV KIRIN is the author of six volumes of poetry and a novel. His poetry and fiction has been translated into Chinese, English, German, Hungarian, Romanian and Russian.

He also translates poetry and fiction from English.

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Miroslav Kirin Poems

IT WOULD NEVER HAPPEN TO INDIANS

The ground - still wet from the afternoon shower. Each little grass-blade
persistently returns the raindrops to the sky.
Having overheard this harmless dialogue, we failed to notice
the nightfall - suddenly it was there, between two cups of tea.... more »

[THE BOAT WAS PACKED FULL...]

THE BOAT WAS PACKED FULL,
the coast deserted, soon to be lost from sight.

We were rowing for hours,
we were departing and arriving.... more »

[Unfathomable, just like when I rinse the dirty dishes in the warm...]

Unfathomable, just like when I rinse the dirty dishes in the warm, gushing water,
put them aside to dry, and my face is aglow with happiness.
With an unmeant easiness I open the window to let in the fresh morning air.
The water is boiling, and from the silvery box I add four teaspoons of coffee.... more »

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