Sunday 15 May 2022

Four Poems by Samo Kreutz


One more return


                                            My Bonnie lies over the ocean

                                            My Bonnie lies over the sea

                                            My Bonnie lies over the ocean

                                            Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me


                                            (a traditional Scottish folk song)


But eventually he came

With his soft hands and shiny clothes

Even gentler as her yearnings


He sat there watching

So quiet she was afraid that

He is already gone


Then he kissed her face



What a dream this would be

If only she never had opened her eyes


Five lives of Sammy1


when I resided

inside a computer game

I was big and had so many lives



I was stuck with only one


so I fled


now outside the frame

I am as big as I want to be


but I am still looking for other four lives


1Sammy- a virtual snake in a video game Nibbles (NIBBLES.BAS), which was extremely popular in the early 1990s.




we have searched for it

by looking

deep into the sky


day after day


but when

we bowed our heads wearily

we found it in the children's eyes


a huge benevolent sun


You speak


when I become silent


but if you were a verse

or at least a word



I would

vocalize you


throughout the eternities yet to arrive



Samo Kreutz lives in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Besides poetry (which he has been writing since he was eight years old), he writes novels, short stories and haiku. He is the author of ten books in Slovene and two in English (they are haiku books, one is titled The Stars for Tonight, and the second is A Time Different from Ours, both published by from India and are still available at His recent work has appeared on international websites (and journals), such as Ariel Chart: International Literary Journal, Better than Starbucks: Poetry and Fiction Journal, Green Ink Poetry, Ink Sweat & Tears: The poetry and prose webzine, Seashores: Haiku Journal, Stardust Haiku Online Journal, The Bamboo Hut, and others.


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