If Not For Your Eyes

by Vasko Popa


If not for your eyes
There would be no sun
In our blind apartment

If it wasn't for your laughter
From the eyes, the walls would
Never vanish

If not for your nightingales
The willows would never
Tenderly cross the doorstep

If not for your hands
The sun would never
Stay a night in our dream


Translated by Lazar Pascanovic