Pectus publishing house, Košice 2017

Marián Šidlík: Just to Live Here

In the collection “Just to Live Here” Šidlík offers poems from the 2006-2012 period. He develops here his distinctive and decent poetics and captures rhythmically flowing moments which are often felt in a relationship with the gentle sex. Indeed, many things remain untold. Inspirations from Japanese and Chines poetic traditions can also be felt in the author’s work. Although the poems may look straightforward at first sight, it is necessary to re-read them time and again so that the whole becomes apparent by individual connections. The poems may also reveal that to daydream and just watch is not enough. Anyway, even if man indulgences in memories, he needs to live despite estrangement and needs to make his dreams come true here and now.