You sheltered inside your heart
the crossroads of the wind- the crossroad of the migrating birds,
the corridor of the labyrinth where the dark clouds followed the birds,
the path for spring to leave its den,
one end of the crumbling stone bridge of our love,
the soft flow of the river like beautiful hair over the shoulders of Mother Earth,
the horizon where the river kisses the sea,
the roots of verses that reach deep…
the irrefutable trajectory of the flight of the butterfly,
the turning point on the palm line of God — Time,
the dream-like short life span of the morning dew drop.
Francisc Edmund Balogh is a Romanian poet, writer and musician/percussionist. He published mostly poetry in various literary magazines across Romania. In 2015 Francisc co-authored a poetry book, „Clarobscur și fum” (Misty haze and smoke) with Iulia Olaru. The book appeared bilingually and it received the title „The translation of the year”. The poems were written in Romanian by both poets and translated by Francisc into Hungarian. 2020 is the year when Francisc’s success grew at a different level. He was published in more than 10 anthologies across the country, one of the most important being „Toamna Metaforelor” (The metaphores’ autumn) crafted by „Aspra” literary association. A number of Francisc’s poems were translated and published in Germany in the „Vort Vergessen” anthology and some in the French literary blog „Lettres Capitales”. Francisc also writes in English. With a selection of poems written in English he won a first place at the 2020 L’ Olimpiade Mondiaux de Poesie competition. Also, Francisc published in India on the Litterateur Rw literary blog, Our Poetry Archive and Punjabywriterweekly! Most recently Francisc has published in the prestigious „The Poet” magazine.