POET: SELMA KOPIĆ
I swim on my back and sing an old song:
“Is it nice, is it nice, … my seagull.”
Above me, a flock of tame pigeons
flies over the lake in regular formations.
I notice that not everyone is white.
Pigeons of different colors fly together.
The sun is in the west and is very hot,
its rays illuminate the flock
and the colors of the birds change
as the angle changes.
At one point, they become all golden.
A beautiful sight.
Their golden wings flicker
and resemble fireflies on a summer night.
The sky is crystal clear,
golden dots flicker above us
and thought is born,
there is enough sky and sun for everyone,
and, under them, we are all equal and,
as such, golden.
Plivam na leđima i pjevušim staru pjesmu:
”Lipo mi je, lipo mi je,… moj galebe”.
Iznad mene, jato pitomih golubova
nadlijeće jezero u pravilnim formacijama.
Uočavam da nisu svi bijeli.
Lete zajedno golubovi različitih boja.
Sunce je na zapadu i jako grije,
njegove zrake obasjavaju jato
i boje ptica se mijenjaju kako se mijenja ugao.
U jednom momentu postaju sve zlatne.
Njihova zlatna krila trepere
i podsjećaju na svice u ljetnoj noći.
Nebo je kristalno čisto,
zlatne tačkice trepere iznad nas
i misao se rađa,
ima neba i sunca dovoljno za sve
i pod njima svi smo jednaki i,
kao takvi, zlatni.
Name: Selma Kopić born Šehanović
Selma Kopić b. Šehanović was born on April 13, 1962 in Tuzla, the largest city in northeastern Bosnia, to a family of five.
Education: Faculty of Philosophy, University of Tuzla, Department of Bosnian Language and Literature and Pedagogical Academy Tuzla, Department of Serbo-Croatian Language
Bosnian language employed as a teacher of Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian language in primary school
Preferences: Reading and creative handicrafts
Published books of literature:
“The Sign” PrintCom, Tuzla, 2020.
‘‘ The Monument of Love ’’ Poetry Planet Publishing House, Philippines (in English), 2020.
” Puzzle ”, Darwish Publishing and Translation House, Germany, 2021.
and joint collection ‘‘ Cosmic Rainbow ’’ with five other authors.
Selma Kopić is the author of two textbooks and one workbook for primary school.
Her stories and poems have been awarded and entered anthologies in BiH and around the world.
Third prize “Mak Dizdar” for unpublished collection of poems “Puzzle”, BiH, 2008;
Golden Plaque, “Poetry of the Year 2020”, Balkan Poetry Union, BiH, 2021;
First prize for the triptych of love poems in the competition “Poem above poems”, BiH 2021;
First prize for the best foreign poem “I’m not ready to leave yet”, Italy, 2020.