In the biography of Ventsislav Vasilev, born in 1982, Dobrich is present as his hometown, Silistra, Varna as a recent life stop and Sofia as the present, without signaling the direction of his poems from his three books: Desert Fruit (2011 Videnov & Son Publishing), "Vain in Me Twisted" (2013, Colchis Publishing House) and "Sedimentation of Nature" (2016, Janet 45 Publishing House).
V. Vasilev has published in periodicals, received awards, but his works do not aim to recreate biographies or geographies of everyday life, although in a cursory, inaccurate reading they also deal with the "acrobatics of everyday life" - in them the direction is different: inward , not only in itself but also inwardly in the essence of 'things'.
"Sedimentation of Nature" is V. Vasilev's latest, third book.
It combines poetic revelations with philosophical concepts and categories, poetises judgments, and delineates in the poetic paintings the pointless. Through philosophical language, the book explicates a world "centered here and with radius endlessness" - a world of poetic nature, a world of multiple reality that is being developed.
"Sedimentation of Nature" is an experience of the destruction of reality and the subsequent sense of distance from it:
"We've already crossed the hill,
and after him another man stood up to me.
It's full of realities. Full.
But now they are some distance away. "
Perceiving the fullness of the world underlines the incompleteness of its experience. Life rises hill after hill, slope after slope before man, and moves him away from achievement. Life, quoted directly and repeatedly in the poems, emphasizes its contradictory and paradoxical sides. Life is realized, self-unraveling, renewing, unfolding and turning, giving to "take something hidden", "waiting for its harvest".
“Sedimentation of nature” focuses on the faces and masks of life, but also on the widths and depths between realities, between man and other lives, between sowing and harvesting, between the embryo and the ripening of the fetus, between the beginning and the next beginning. The book rejects irrevocable finality, rejects death. Death becomes a perpetual phase - before the next sowing, before the next realization.
"The impossible only
has the right to be permanent. "
According to Sedimentation of Nature, realization implies change - the nature of life is changeable. And in attempts to measure, to unravel the nature of life, the essence of beings, to capture the rhythm of the "cosmic organism", to experience the sacrifice of sacrifice in order to achieve dissolution in eternity, the poems approach sentiment and aphorism with their characteristic features.
"He did not realize that eternity
cannot be conquered.
It doesn't fit into things -
things fit into it. "
The kinship of poems with meaningfully loaded short verbal forms catalyzes their ascertaining form and their heightened abstractness. The renunciation of excessive, unjustified specificity is projected in the verses:
"I refuse the visible path
and nature guides me. "
The poetics of "Deposition of Nature" itself manifest, speak, speak and distinguish from other poetics (mentioned and not mentioned in the works). According to the book's implied poetics, the distinction begins with "things" that "have no meaning" but relate to the lyrical self. The relations between "things" and the lyrical self give meaning and allow the poetic and philosophical to be combined and to be transformed.
In poems, a revelatory impulse is transformed in the direction of meaning. The open becomes knowledge, and knowledge a step toward insight:
"You only have to see,
that the steps are today.
And the end of the beam - far there -
is actually your deepest center. "
The present (in its multiplicity) as time and place remains the only measure of existence, of life. Now the poet eradicates the feather as a symbol of winglessness, now a plant is born from the seeds, the plant is spreading, now life is establishing itself, now the hungry for truth must have subsided, weakened by their hunger, now the meaning ripens and ripens, if you seek it, now there are times, all times, now we go down the slope and climb it like Sisyphus again and again, now the directions are available, here, and if you choose one, you set the other people's beyond.
The poems express the potential for availability, unity and simultaneity of the world. Reality forms a whole in which "there is time to repeat" or "the end of time" comes.
"Sedimentation of nature" also tells of the oath-taking spirit of the word, of faith and its hypostasis, of the hope of full sacrifice, so that there will be no more sacrifices.
"So many apostles were having dinner,
that Christ was tired of crying. "
Man imagines and "creates God in his own image." Man compares the world and life with himself. And the book asks if unearthly bliss can exist if the earth does not bliss, where forgiveness begins, and where mercy, how we choose good, if it does not resonate with other ideas about it, can we be compassionate, can we be human. Man faces his answer, his choice, brought to irreversibility - he confronts himself.
The unwritten answer lies in the attitude - not only of "things" to man, but also of man to everything: the relation between entities. When the other is accepted as a neighbor, then completeness is achieved, the possibility is limitless:
"And other hearts are coming to you,
and nothing is impossible anymore. "
And the heart must be "naked and vulnerable", true and true, to allow others. The hills are multiplying, but on the steep slope of life, one thinks not of the ascent or descent, but of the "visible to the invisible," a seemingly "simple idea" hidden in the state of tranquility to which the book invites:
"That you are a man to live;
you live to be human. "