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Balkan Odyssey

The Fall of the Germans of Vrsac

The Banat Germans dispapperaered after WWII. From forced migration to revenge attacks, only a small minority remain, often hiding among repectable minorities …

Visiting a Church at Vršac

This poem was written visiting Serbia for the first time nearly ten years ago now, if not more… It stands there like …

Temple to a Newer God

Where once they worshipped Apollo Zeus, other Gods and Pan There now stands the Church to the Son of God Made flesh, …

Neath Trees I Sit And Think A Bit

Neath trees I sit and think a bit As the noon day scorching sun He who with energy was fired is now …

Girl in Black, Child on a Swing

Shes young herself, not yet twenty Or at least she looks so to me And swings her child upon a swing And …

Kid in a Cart in Kosovo

This poem is a few years old. To this day, there are still Roma, Egyptian and Ashkali families in lead polluted homes, …

Saint Theodore of Vrsac

Under the Holy Flag of Saint Sava Six hundred villages united, strong Rose under Theodor, for freedom to strike Living under the …

Few Turks in This Town Anymore

Few Ottomans are in Knes Selo That once ruled here before The call to prayer does not ring Around these hills anymore …

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