Four Poems by Margarita Serafimova


He and I in the World Ocean

We had our own air,
and we breathed it together.

Waves slowly rolling,
sunlight falling on them under travelling wind.
A high moment.

When I am spent, I tell the bird, Rukh, inside of me
to raise her wings,
and she does.

A man with a petty, dirty little soul,
and brown, beautiful cows.
A morning procession.

Margarita Serafimova was shortlisted for the Montreal International Poetry Prize 2017. She has two collections in the Bulgarian: “Animals and Other Gods” (2016), “Demons and World” (2017). Her work appears in Agenda Poetry, London Grip New Poetry, Trafika Europe, European Literature Network, The Journal, A-Minor, Waxwing, Nixes Mate Review, StepAway, Ink, Sweat and Tears, HeadStuff, Minor Literatures, The Writing Disorder, The Birds We Piled Loosely, Noble/ Gas Quarterly, miller’s pond, Obra/ Artifact, TAYO, Shot Glass Journal Poetic Diversity, Pure Slush, Harbinger Asylum, Transnational, Home::Keep/ Geocommunetrics, Punch, Tuck, Futures Trading, Ginosko, Dark Matter, Red Wolf, Window/ Patient Sounds, SurVision, Basil O’Flaherty, Borfski Press, Peacock Journal, Anti-Heroin Chic, Wild Word, Plum Tree Tavern, Oddball, Three Drops from a Cauldron, Apricity, Sea Foam, Aaduna, MOON, In Between Hangovers, MockingHeart, Renegade Rant and Rave, Tales From The Forest, Misty Mountain, Pocket Change, Poetry Super Highway, Cent, Chachalaca Review, Heavy Athletics, Quail Bell Magazine, Smeuse, The Voices Project, Bezine, Outsider Poetry, Outlaw Poetry. Some of her work: