Milica Lilic

“THE UNROLLING OF THE SCROLL” poem by Milica Jeftimijević Lilić, Serbia. Digital Art by Lidia Chiarelli, Italy





in that way the scroll of the language

of my tribe unrolls.

I am a Lord’s scroll,

unrolled by the dark.

The nearer I am to the end

the closer I am to the Rudiments,

I perceive the law given to me

at the moment of my birth:

You will be an enigma to the very end

they whispered to me on the third day.

I did hear that voice

before I got my eyes.

Utter a sound and you will know who you are:

everything is within you,

you have just brought everything,

you will give all you already possess.

Keep following the track,

the scroll reads slowly.

You grow up to decipher

the Holy script of Vincha

dripping from your veins.

You enter the obedience,

the Egypt of the Great Self.

The parchment is made by Heaven,

only the fingers are yours.

The vision is not weakened by the waking,

our eyes are protected by the membrane

against the excessive light.

We slowly take a veil off

layer by layer together with the skin.

Every day we are closer

to the Great Light.

We sacrifice piece by piece of oursleves.

When the last bandage is removed

we ourselves will be

light There.

The last sacrificial ritual

will occur then.

Devoid of the dark

integrated with the One

behind us the print of the first foot

the Sroll in it

looking for the eyes.

Milica Jeftimijević Lilić (Serbia) 

Milica Jeftimijević Lilić was born at Lovac near Banjska, Kosovo & Metohija, on August 28, 1953. She graduated at the Faculty of Philosophy in Priština, and won a master’s degree in philological sciences at the University of Belgrade. She was a professor at the University of Priština, and editor on Belgrade TV. She has published the following collections of poems: Dark, Salvation (1955), The Hibernation (1998), The Travelogue of the Skin (2003), and a collection of stories The Subject-matter of the Case (2002). She has also published books of criticism: Poetics of the Premonition (2004), The Epsistomlogical Illuminations (2007), Critical Roots and Ranges (2011),The Exactness of the Secret (2012)…Partenon buildings of stars, (poetry) ,Arka Smederevo , Stari Kolašin, Zbin Potok, 2015, The letters to Ulysess (poetry), 2017, Alma,Belgrade, An unexpected encounter, Centre of culture, Raška / Zadužbina Vladete Jerotića, 2017, Hidde on the shine of eyes, (stories), 2019, BKC, Novo Miloševo, KRK, Vest Čester, SAD, About Kosovo, again, ( and other poems), Prishtina, Jedinstvo, 2019. She also writes stories for children which have been published in Children’s Papers, Jedinstvo, and other newspapers. She is represented in many anthologies and has many literary awards of national importance as international…Her poems and pieces of criticism have been translated into Russian, English, Italian, German, French, Hungarian,Macedonian, Turkish, Swedish, Polish and Arabic….more than 28 lenguages of world. She was vice President of the Association of writers of Serbia, a member of literary society of writers of Kosovo and Metohija and a member of the Association of Journalists of Serbia. She lives in Belgrade since 1999.