“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.”

Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

“Chronos” and “Altar of Emptiness” are two poems which are among the best known poems from my body of work. It seems that concepts of Le temps perdu and ( stemming from it?) minimalism resonate with audience across the globe. These two poems were first included in the anthology published by Ratkovic’s poetry evenings [RVP, 2018] and i presented them live at the festival. The same year, i had the honor to present them once again (among other poems) at Rahovec international poetry festival; finally both were included in American selection of poetry by Balkan poets, among work by the shining stars from the region such as Tanja Bakić, Nikola Madžirov, Fahredin Shehu and others [Poetry from the Bslksns, Inner Child Press, 2018].