Poetry: Monastery of Silence by Milenko Županović

Monastery of Silence

Priest every night

says a prayer

near the church

with the blue dome,

in a dream

music the last time

an unnamed grave

silence echoes

before sleep

strange visions

music dreams

enigma  forever

at the door

garden full of flowers

through the light

of faith

the music of the past

through dreams

reaching out to him

with a cross

in his hands

a requiem for


an unknown grave,

dream prayers

light in centuries.

Milenko Županović

Milenko Županović was born in 1978 in Kotor (Montenegro). By profession he is a graduate marine engineer, but in his free time he writes poetry and short stories. His stories and poems have been published by many magazines, blogs, and websites in the Europe, U.S., and Latin America. In 2010 he wrote and published his first book, a collection of stories, and also wrote and published a few collections of poems (ebooks). In 2015 he wrote and published his second book , a collection of stories and poetry. In 2016 he wrote his third book , a collection of poetry (published in USA, project ”Poems for all”). Milenko is an ethnic Croat and lives in the town of Kotor (Montenegro) with his wife and three sons.