[Issue 8 / February 2014]


The saddest poem in the world
begins with a full stop
and a moment of silence.
The sound of footsteps
fading away in the distance.
The image of eyes
empty of light or tears.
People don’t recite it,
the saddest poem in the world
is taboo.
We are not sad people,
we are life-lovers, fun-seekers,
gods of sex and slaves of love.
The saddest poem in the world
was erased from your memory
at the moment of birth.
Now you can dance
or sing
or kiss
or tell funny stories.
Just don’t be quiet.
Because the saddest poem in the world
begins with a full stop
and a moment of silence.

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Rumyana Mihaylova is a Bulgarian poet who sometimes creates oil-paintings, a
photographer who often explores the moving image, and a writer who enjoys working with
numbers. She is a Fulbright and Thanks to Scandinavia alumna with a M.A. in Media
Studies from The New School. Rumyana has worked as a marketing manager and
copywriter for a big international company and a screenwriter for a much smaller Bulgarian
production house. She is currently serving as a project manager for The Bulgarian
Forensic League. In her free time, Rumyana writes fairy tales in Bulgarian and poetry in
English and explores the diversion of identity that comes with language.

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Rumyana Mihaylova is a Bulgarian poet who sometimes creates oil-paintings, a photographer who often explores the moving image, and a writer who enjoys working with numbers. She is a Fulbright and Thanks to Scandinavia alumna with a M.A. in Media Studies from The New School. Rumyana has worked as a marketing manager and copywriter for a big international company and a screenwriter for a much smaller Bulgarian production house. She is currently serving as a project manager for The Bulgarian Forensic League. In her free time, Rumyana writes fairy tales in Bulgarian and poetry in English and explores the diversion of identity that comes with language.

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  1. sometimes i really woednr why they open restaurant and never use their heart to prepare food, how will the customer come again? i always respect those that cook with no short cut… hope their business always be great, and bring more friends to support… ^ – ^

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