Poetry: Stone Soldiers by Milenko Županović

Stone Soldiers

The place of the nameless

through the gates

into the memory

of the space

a man  with dreams

about the past

the fear of the people

of the unknown

the dreams of his work.

the bloody dreams of a place

without names,

looks back to the memories

of the architects of the past

in the eyes of a man

who is no longer there

the bridge that only exists

in his dreams

the river of books

eleven soldiers hold the stones

on their backs,

the writer of the creature,

their birth, eternal life,

the guard of the ages,

the heart of the creator

in the eye of the bridge.



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, mostly in the Europe, U.S., and in Latin America. In 2010 he wrote and published his first book, a collection of stories, and he also written and published a few collections of poems. In 2015 he wrote and published his second book, a collection of stories and poetry. Županović is an ethnic Croat and lives in the town of Kotor (Montenegro) with his wife and 3 sons.