Broken Necklace is dedicated to the Macedonian Poet Kocho Solev Racin to original is to be exhibited in “White Dawns” exhibition. The poets work is dedicated closely to the hard social conditions of the Macedonian people and the exploits of the workers. Original is watercolor and handmade paper from France. Prints available on verticle format. Mounted to exhibition specification. 70cm x 50cm
His poem DAYS:
Like necklaces around the throat
strings of cold stones
so have the days lain down
on our shoulders and weight heavy
Days are they – days
the hardships of hired laborers!
Rise in the morning early
return in the evening late,
in the morning take with you joy
in the evening bring back grief –
a plague on it, may it be
damned, this life of a dog!
Be born a man – become a bondsman
be born a men – and die a beast,
beast like, toil your whole life long
for others, on others’ holdings
For the white palaces of others
dig your own black graves!
For yourselves nought but hard labour
for yourselves nought but trouble –
string a necklace of days
string forged iron rings,
string the chain of iron
bound around your throat!