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Nikola Vaptsarov

Nikola Vaptsarov

A poem by Nikola Vaptsarov: Land

Land   This land, That I am treading on now, This land, That is woken by the south in the spring. I do not know this land – my land, This land, forgive me for saying: Is somebody else’s! I …

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A poem by Nikola Vaptsarov: My Country

My Country   Above you Pirin her granite peaks raises hazily seen through the mists and the rain. Over poor villages eagles soar high, and the wind whistles over the plain. But there was a time when, simple and candid, …

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A poem by Nikola Vaptsarov: Remembrance

Remembrance I had a mate, a good mate too, but… he coughed in trouble. A stoker by trade, he carried the coal in a sack and threw out the ash on the night shift for twelve hours running. I remember …

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A poem by Nikola Vaptsarov : Cinema

Cinema There’s a crowd at the door where the floodlit posters proudly announce: ‘A human Drama.’ There’s a crowd at the door and the King’s nickel horseman sweats in the pressure of my pain. On the square white screen in …

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Biography of Nikola Yonkov Vaptsarov

Nikola Yonkov Vaptsarov/1909-1942/ Nikola Yonkov Vaptsarov was a Bulgarian poet, communist and revolutionary. He was born in Bansko to a Bulgarian militant father and a Protestant mother. Trained as a machine engineer at the Naval Machinery School in Varna, later …

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