REALITY FILMED a poem by Sabahudin Hadžialić translated by Anya Reich

Dismal image
of my own imprint in time
that's real
inside  the vision that—isn't,
is desperately in search for
. . .
Queen Elizabeth,
Chatherine, Nikolajevna,
Princess Dianna,
Disappear in front of the eyes
of wild hordes.
. . .
I remain alone
trembling with trepidation
trying to figure out
what is it that they want.
. . .
Virtual reality of a surreal film-world
is nothing more than
a treacherous impersonation of a real world
that deceives me
a Servile Servant!
. . .
She's gone!
Will she ever come back?
The question is swept by the wind.
. . .
I'll wait for the storm to calm
and try to catch the mistral wind to find a cove,
and search for the place where I met her.
Barefoot and naked.
Back in the day.
On the stage!

Sabahudin Hadžialić, MSc, was born 23.9.1960.g. in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Europe.

Today he is a member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Association of Writers (Sarajevo, BiH), Croatian Writers Association Herzeg Bosnia (Mostar, BiH), Association of Writers, Serbia (Belgrad, Serbia), Association of Writers of Montenegro (Podgorica, Montenegro) and Journalists Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Association of Independent Intellectuals “Circle 99”, Sarajevo, and Ambassador of POETAS del MUNDO in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

He is Freelance Editor-in-Chief of the electronic and print magazine DIOGEN pro culture (2009 - to date), and Editor-in-Chief of e-magazine MaxMinus (2010-2014), from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

He has had the status of the Self-sustained Artist in the Canton of Sarajevo since 1.1.2009. As of 1.1.2013. he has a status of Distinguish Self-sustained Artist in Canton of Sarajevo, by the decision of the Minister of Culture and Sport of the Canton. He writes poetry and prose, and edits and reviews the books of other authors. Since the school year 2011/2012 he has worked as Honorary Teacher (Assoc. Prof.) at IUT - International University Travnik (BiH), Faculty of Media and Communications. He has a Master of Science (MSc) in Media and Communications. He is Authorized Coordinator of International Public Relations, and Coordinator of IUT Institutes. He is a member of the international boards of several scientific and cultural magazines in BiH and around the globe. 

He has published several papers in national and international scientific journals. He has participated in numerous international and national scientific conferences and even co-organized one in 2014.

He has been Senior Partner of the Eurasia Review since 2013, and was Freelance Editor for the publishing house Dhira, Küsnacht, Switzerland (2009-2012) and President of BH Journalist Union Assembly (1998-1999), Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

He has published poems, articles, essays, aphorisms, plays and short stories in almost all major newspapers and magazines in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Macedonia, and Montenegro, and in journals in England, Ireland, Spain, Kosovo, Italy, China, Estonia, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Romania and the United States.

His poetry and prose have been translated into English, French, German, Spanish, Turkish, Italian, Arabian, Polish, Estonian, Albanian, Bulgarian, Chinese and Romanian.

He was the co-owner is the first private newspaper in the Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as part of the former Yugoslavia, titled POTEZ, Bugojno, Bosnia and Herzegovina (1990).

He has published sixteen books of poetry and prose (including essays). His art work has been included in anthologies of poetry in France, China, Canada and Bosnia and Herzegovina, and in the Anthology of Satire of Bosnia and Herzegovina and of the Balkans. He has won several awards among which are the May Pen for the best young poet of former Yugoslavia in 1987 (Svetozarevo, Serbia), and recently (2014) Naji Namaan’s Creativity Prize for Literature in 2014 (Lebanon). He lives in Sarajevo and Bugojno, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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