I spoke, they said: quiet!
I kept quiet, they said: speak!
speak/quiet, quiet/speak my life.
I wander around the world.
less and less of me.
the only passengers
passing the border
roads are not measured by miles.
roads are not measured by kilometers.
roads are measured by the heart.
it,s easy to believe in God.
in Man difficult.
POET IN PRISON
it,s all in vain.
here is my shadow.
I am beyond the shutters.
earth, water, sun, air
what is freedom waiting for?
to be brought tied up in blood chains?!
Agim Vinca was born in Veleshta in Macedonia and is a poetry critic and poet. He freely speaks his mind and is honest about social issues and concerns. He studied Albanian language and literature from the University of Prishtina and taught contemporary literature until expelled by the Serbian military. He currently teaches literature in Prishtina in Kosovo.