The Stargazer’s Legacy – Vasko Popa

His words were left after him
More beautiful than the world
No one dares to look at them long

They wait around time’s turnings
Greater than men
Who can pronounce them

They lie on the mute earth
Heavier than the bones of life
Death wasn’t able
To Carry off as dowry

No one can lift them
No one can drop them

The falling stars tuck their heads
In the shadows of his words

– Vasko Popa, tr. Charles Simic

from Tumblr