Violeta Balabavnova

Violeta Balabanova

is a well known name in Bulgarian literature. She entered the temple of poetry in 1966 with her first poetic cycles - "Embroidery" (1969), "Girls in Love" (1971), "Poetic Fortune" (1980). In 1992 she published her first collection entitled "Embroidery" which led to claims of a new style in Bulgarian poetry. An impressive element of this work is not only the poetic fluency of the verse, but the predominance of folklore and traditional Bulgarian elements. After the huge success of the book "Embroidery" which had successful premieres in Berne, Switzerland and Istanbul, Turkey, poems in the collection have attracted the attention of Bulgarian pop and rock musicians who have used them in their songs. Violeta also published other collections of poetry which are no less impressive:

"I am coming" (1995), "Mission" (1999) and "Holy Sinner" (2002). Violeta Balabanova has once again surprised connoisseurs of the word. She has managed once again to prove that poetry is not just an art, but a gift, feeling and eternity.

Violeta Balabanova's books can be found in the national libraries of France, UK, Australia, Germany, Russia and in the Library of Congress in Washington, the university libraries of Chicago, California, Poland and Hungary. Many of her poems have been translated into English and French. They can be found in the "Anthology of Bulgarian Poets" translated into Portuguese.

"Holy Sinner" was published by International Global News Ltd, financed by Baileys. The illustrations are by Silvi Baseva, Nikolai Yanakiev and Petar Savov.

Violeta Balabanova is a member of the Union of Independent Bulgarian Poets and one of the founding members of Lions Club Sofia-Serdika.

Violeta Balabanova-Holy Sinner


With a golden chariot
Your day does not come,
Turtle doves flap around you
Excited and laughing.
The morning day trembles
With radiant lights
Dancing under the rainbow
With colourful flying kites.
The day shines
With brilliant news,
A lulling breeze gifts
Embraces and dreams.
In the golden chariot
Your spirit journeys.
The embroidered colours
Playing in your eyes.
The day shines
With suns and rays.
The wind of Rila blusters -
The rays of your soul.


Be a tear.
Be a sigh.
Be the infinity of Soul.
A Star! Be a radiant chain,
Standing on the peak.
Be lightning -
In the darkness,
Blowing wind -
Blowing with dreams.
Sobbing sleepless in the night...
Give shelter in a warm embrace.
Be a flare
Blooming in the spring.
Be crowned in the dawn
To burn and shame and fear -
Lulled in your laps!
And be a moaning!
With the sin of love.
Be love!