Poetry from Azemina Krehic

Young white woman with long brown hair sits beside some tree trunks on the edge of a pond and turns to face the camera. She's wearing a short sleeved blacktop and black pants.
Azemina Krehic
Bosnian mothers have been giving birth to daughters for generations 
which keep away from the lustful and smelly bodies of the enemy. 
And they give birth to daughters, 
who are thrown away into the swollen waters, 
due to fear from the maddened eyes of their fathers. 
So again during a lunar eclipse, 
in the deepest layers of the night Bosnian daughters, 
on the banks of Bukovica, 
they weave a handkerchief for a loved one, 
while prayers are boiling from the lips: 
The stars will write a better destiny for us then when we leave this world.

Azemina Krehić was born on October 14, 1992 in Metković, Republic of Croatia. Winner of several international awards for poetry, including: Award of university professors in Trieste, 2019.,„Mak Dizdar“ award, 2020. Award of the Publishing Foundation of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2021. „Fra Martin Nedić“ Award, 2022. She is represented in several international anthologies of poetry.

One thought on “Poetry from Azemina Krehic

  1. Tapestry. An idea of a score. Like some weird contrapuntual music where several of us bounce off in alternating relationships of each other.
    I enjoy Yr. words.

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