The Two Faces of Zlatyu Boyadziev


crystal: dignitary portraits
his men clean-shaven the women
stern children on sleds if you
remember rightly panoramas
of coal mine towns silly dogs
chins pointing to the future
the sun – gold haloes spirits
with whiskers windowframes …


crumpled: just out of bed
or home from a long night of
drinking all traces of artifice
stripped away peasant loves
more silly dogs the omnipresent
minarets bulgarian eternities
lifeless eyes trembling brushes
a grandmother in every canvas …

[plovdiv, july 05]

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