Author: Tatjana Debeljacki

Perfection – II

Reading Time: 3 minutesHere’s the second and final part of the serialising Tatjana’s new book, Perfection, in three languages, Serbian and Japanese, other than English, exclusively for Different Truths. The Faraway Horizons of Poetry The poem is the homeland of feelings, a poet’s topography of the soul. Its sublimity inevitably strives for perfection, which must not only be […]

Perfection – I

Reading Time: 6 minutesWe are serialising Tatjana’s new book, Perfection, in three languages, Serbian and Japanese, other than English, exclusively for Different Truths.   Close to Me Togetherness disappears. We are lost while leaving ourselves. It’s too late for finding symbols. The expression is a form of research At the entrance of voice ventricles. We sacrifice slow reasons […]

Gordan Ćosić: A Visual Author of Life and Times

Reading Time: 9 minutesTatjana interviewed Gordan Ćosić, an eminent artist, illustrator, designer, and photographer, from Serbia, exclusively for Different Truths.  Gordan Ćosić, a renowned Serbia-based artist, and photographer, authors his life and times visually. His works represent a microcosm of his creative world.  Tatjana Debeljački interviews him for Different Truths. What are your hometown childhood memories?   I […]

Ibrahim Honjo: Creativity is not the Only Purpose

Reading Time: 12 minutesCreativity is not the only purpose on its own. An author seeks his work to live in people and with people as long as possible, to leave a mark on the time in which the author lives. An author believes in what he offers to the readers of his work. He lives with this faith. Poet […]

Unrequited Love/Mistakes

Reading Time: 1 minuteUnrequited Love An intense and evocative love poem by Tatjana. Forget what I’ve said. It’s something nasty again. Sharp word has freefalling. We have been long on these tracks, Huge steps, heavy memories, Through endless weeds. We defied the storms, Searching for oneself. Unsuccessful trying, my love, Do not go to local colours. Forget what […]

Aquarius/Living out of Poem

Reading Time: 1 minuteAquarius A poem of longing and wish by Tatjana. Dedicated to Dragoljub Djuričić Kilometers gained nothing – you are here. Before I go to sleep thirty times I say your name – you are here. You fall asleep quietly – you are here. Through deserts of sound, reason – you are here, Through unreal reality […]

Weathervane

Reading Time: 1 minuteA philosophical poem by Tatjana. On the solid ground Fatal and dangerous A word or two Between four sides, Mild wind in the north, In the south blows south-eastern wind, and north-western. Then, from each side blows the wind, And the point of adventure. Bring back the weathervane. *** I’ve got your titters, And hardly […]

Pity Destroys Good People

Reading Time: 1 minuteIn this poem, Tatjana transcends from the mundane, the everyday affair of people and society into the world of creations, of literature. Maybe everything is possible? What are the wrinkles, slowness and pain towards death for? Many good people were destroyed by pity. And some unrequited loves, and me with all of that truth. Courage, come […]

If I were a Tree/Souvenir Luck

Reading Time: 1 minuteIf I were a Tree A poignant love poem by Tatjana, where she identifies herself as a tree. If you were living just across and if I were a tree In that yard, I’d delight you with fruit, I’ll be watered with your glimpse, just look at me in ardour, I’d bear the sweetest fruit […]

Mother / Him

Reading Time: 1 minuteMother In this poignant and soulful poem for mother, Tatjana speaks of evil that comes and goes and sadness that silences. If your life was dying slowly, In this rhythm mine was living fast. It is the same: I can see the day, I can see the great day, I can see the glorious day, My […]