Vilis Normanas)* , 2006 03 02)** In brief: Usually nobody regards young people, who try to judge about works of grown-up people, seriously. Therefore, the author stresses from the beginning that the remarks presented in the article are not critical works but notes about the poetry of Dovilė Zelčiūtė, Daiva Čepauskaitė and Donaldas Kajokas.


The author starts from the newest book of Dovilė Zelčiūtė “Back to Water“ – the selection of new and already published poems. Some of these poems are related with theatre, others are synthesis of daily-life views and feelings. As the famous playwright William Shakespeare has stated, life is theatre. The book of D.Zelčiūtė perfectly illustrates this statement. It is difficult to know what is real and what has been acted, and the lyrical subject is searching for life or his/her role in life.


Another Kaunas poet Daiva Čepauskaitė is also acting in the theatre. Her newest book “Not Needed Most Probably is Necessary“ includes poems full of images and situations of life in which the relations of people and reality of daily life is pictured through the details of everyday. The lyrical subject is tumbling lost between the outside and internal world. Unsaid words linger within, and everything is unreal outside. Even though the poems of Daiva Čepauskaitė are full of dismal coldness, they make one look close at oneself and things surrounding us.


Finally, two books of the National culture and art prize winner, poet Donaldas Kajokas are reviewed. The book “One Should Die in Autumn” was published in 2000 and makes one appear in another reality hiding the deepest layers of reality. The depth of philosophical thoughts makes one plunge down into internal reflections, the mastery of the poet is astounding and the subtle insight is surprising. The religious and philosophical context, details of the “lost” life are also typical of the second analysed poetry book “The General is Tired of Winning” published in 2005. There is much pessimism and the word death, which is reiterated frequently, gains the symbol of new beginning rather than ending.


There is some frustration and pessimism in the works of all the reviewed poets; however, the frustration is closely related with happiness in their poems. Kaunas poetry pearls are shining in the brightest light by both being sad and rejoicing. “Their poetry illuminates every corner where the real life is hiding,” ends the author of the article.


)* The text about three Kaunas poets written by the student of philosophy Vilius Normanas, a 20-year-old peeper into the real literature (or perhaps future analyst) who is exercising his pen, is presented for the court of readers and literature creators. A young man of the 21st century who reads up to 20 fiction books is a real rarity who provides hope for the vitality of literature future.


You, readers and authors that are being reviewed, will most probably disagree with the coordinates of the young look sometimes. Perhaps you will be willing to argue. It is good. It would be worse if you were angry. Trees grow up more beautiful fighting for their way towards the sun. E-editors will continue supporting young opinions about mature works of all kinds of arts.


)** authentic text of the author

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