Poetry from Maja Milojkovic

Younger middle aged white woman with long blonde hair, glasses, and a green top and floral scarf and necklace.
Maja Milojkovic

Brother and Sister Abroad

In the Tunisian village,

I met a white-skinned Arab with Phoenician blood imprinted in his genes.

He wears a red cap with black fringes, it was the cap of my ancestors.

He was sitting on the floor on a carpet of rich colors,

And I recognized the Serbian Pirot pattern on them.

How can I say that he is my brother by blood,

When few people know that the Phoenician script is the same as the old Serbian script.

I saw a young woman of unprecedented beauty on the cheeks, chin and forehead

I saw Vinča letters, the letters of our great-grandfathers.

I took off my hat out of respect, smiled at my brother and sister, and went on my way.

Maja Milojković was born in 1975 in Zaječar, Serbia.

She is a person to whom from an early age, Leonardo da Vinci’s statement “Painting is poetry that can be seen, and poetry is painting that can be heard” is circulating through the blood. That’s why she started to use feathers and a brush and began to reveal the world and herself to them.

As a poet, she is represented in numerous domestic and foreign literary newspapers, anthologies and electronic media, and some of her poems can be found on YouTube. Many of her poems have been translated into English, Hungarian, Bengali and Bulgarian due to the need of foreign readers.

She is the recipient of many international awards. “Trees of Desire” is her second collection of poems in preparation, which is preceded by the book of poems “Moon Circle”. She is a member of the International Society of Writers and Artists “Mountain Views” in Montenegro, and she also is a member of the Poetry club “Area Felix” in Serbia.

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