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Dejan Stojanovic

Birthdate: 11. March 1959

Dejan Stojanović is a Serbian poet, writer, essayist, philosopher, businessman, and former journalist. His poetry is characterized by a recognizable system of thought and poetic devices, bordering on philosophy, and, overall, it has a highly reflective tone. According to the critic Petar V. Arbutina, "Stojanović belongs to the small and autochthonous circle of poets who have been the main creative and artistic force of the Serbian poetry in the last several decades." Wikipedia

Works

Circling: 1978-1987
Dejan Stojanovic
The Creator
Dejan Stojanovic

„I imagined I was God for a millisecond and became speechless for a long time.“

—  Dejan Stojanovic

Sounds of Imagination http://www.poetrysoup.com/famous/poem/21407/Sounds_of_Imagination
From the poems written in English

„Every man needs his Siren to check his courage and strength when he hears her song in his travels through the unknown.“

—  Dejan Stojanovic

Siren http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/siren-7/
From the poems written in English

„Long ago we conquered our passions
Looking at ourselves in the mirror of eternity.“

—  Dejan Stojanovic

"Prayer," p. 47
The Shape (2000), Sequence: “Pit of the Stone”

„Devil and God are two sides of the same face.“

—  Dejan Stojanovic, book The Creator

“The Devil and God,” p. 20
The Creator (2000), Sequence: “The Light-Bearer”

„Fly without wings; dream with open eyes.“

—  Dejan Stojanovic

Muse II http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/muse-ii/
From the poems written in English

„What you spend, you save.“

—  Dejan Stojanovic, book The Creator

“Spending and Saving,” p. 94
The Creator (2000), Sequence: “Nostalgic Elements”

„Without nothing, everything would be nothing.“

—  Dejan Stojanovic, book The Sign and Its Children

"While the Sign Sleeps," p. 17
The Sign and Its Children (2000), Sequence: “The Sign and Nothing”

„Life into death—life’s other shape, no rupture, only crossing.“

—  Dejan Stojanovic, book Circling: 1978-1987

“Awakening of a Flower,” p. 38
Circling: 1978-1987 (1993), Sequence: “A Conversations with Atoms”

„There is a moonlight note in the Moonlight Sonata; there is a thunder note in an angry sky.“

—  Dejan Stojanovic

Dancing of Sounds http://www.poetrysoup.com/famous/poem/21378/Dancing_of_Sounds
From the poems written in English

„Busy with the ugliness of the expensive success we forget the easiness of free beauty lying sad right around the corner, only an instant removed, unnoticed and squandered.“

—  Dejan Stojanovic

Serious Business http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/serious-business/
From the poems written in English

„I am the shore and the ocean, awaiting myself on both sides.“

—  Dejan Stojanovic

"Citizens of the City of Light," p. 27
The Shape (2000), Sequence: “Happiness of Atoms”

„Now that we are all so smart, we don’t easily find resolutions.“

—  Dejan Stojanovic

“His Highness,” p. 91
The Sun Watches the Sun (1999), Sequence: “A Game”

„To sense the peace of extinguished passion, happiness in not knowing the ultimate knowledge.“

—  Dejan Stojanovic, book The Sign and Its Children

"The Over-Sky Sign," p. 5
The Sign and Its Children (2000)

„Everything and nothing are the same in the Absolute.“

—  Dejan Stojanovic

“The Young Old Being,” p. 30
The Sun Watches the Sun (1999), Sequence: “Skywalking”

„I can see myself before myself—a being through dark scenery.“

—  Dejan Stojanovic, book Circling: 1978-1987

“Spring Music,” p. 34
Circling: 1978-1987 (1993), Sequence: “A Conversations with Atoms”

„If an ancient man saw planes two thousand years ago, he would've thought they were birds or angels from another world.“

—  Dejan Stojanovic

Old and New http://www.poetrysoup.com/famous/poem/21395/Old_and_New
From the poems written in English

„All swallows all. Life must eat life to survive.“

—  Dejan Stojanovic, book Circling: 1978-1987

”Fight,” p. 69
Circling: 1978-1987 (1993), Sequence: “Darkness Is Waiting”

„In trying to be perfect, he perfected the art of anonymity.“

—  Dejan Stojanovic

Nowhere http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/nowhere-2/
From the poems written in English

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