excerpt from poems of the Romanian Gypsy Princess: Luminita Mihai Cioaba


I feel that i am without being
and i exist without being if you, princess of night,
will go away when day breaks
all your life you have wondered away
barefoot through these blades of grass
wrapping yourself in heaven
their hooves are in truth blood
my life would change itself in embers
if you, on whose face light shines,
will go away when day breaks.......