Ana Blandiana is one of Romania’s foremost poets, a leading dissident before the fall of communism. In recognition of her contribution to European culture and her valiant fight for human and civil rights, Blandiana was awarded the Légion d’Honneur (2009), and the US State Department distinguished her with the Romanian Women of Courage Award (2014). She won the European Poet of Freedom Prize (Gdansk, 2016) for My Native Land A4 (2010), published in English by Bloodaxe.
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A Young Horse
I’ve never figured out what world I live in.I rode on a horse as young and as happy as I.When he galloped I could feel his heartbeatAgainst my thighsAnd...