Poems by Nichita Stănescu

2 poems by Nichita Stănescu

Nichita Stănescu, Romanian poet

Nichita Stănescu
Was born on 31 mar 1933. Died on 13 dec 1983, at 50 years old.
Origin country: România
Biography: Romanian poet and essayist, he is the most acclaimed contemporary Romanian language poet, beloved by the public and generally held in esteem by literary critics.

The hieroglyph

What loneliness
to find no meaning
when there is a meaning

And what loneliness
to be blind in the full light of day,
and deaf, what loneliness,
amidst the swelling of a song

But not to understand
when there is no meaning,

Nichita StănescuPoems by Nichita Stănescu

The Keynote

The bone is a joy only when it's the forehead bone,
when it protects, does not disjoin,
as are the alkaline vertebrae
from the difficult depths of the flesh and the wedding.
I'm resigned to losing the habit
of my manner of being,

Nichita StănescuPoems by Nichita Stănescu