At the Andrić Institute, prof. Dr. Jovan Delić today spoke about Milutin Bojić, on the occasion of 100 years since the death and 125 years since the birth of our great and tragic poet.
Bojić was a man who had depth, a philosopher, not only in education, but also as a person. It is natural then that Bojic and the poet of a doubt, and not those fertile, intellectual, spiritual, self-conscious and self-conscious, poetic. This is sometimes overlooked – Delić pointed out.
“We read two incredible sentences – that may be written at the beginning of 1916 – in the book of his brother Radivoje:
“On the second day of Christmas, Milutin recorded on a piece of paper: I believe that later generations will understand our passions, maybe they will admire our steadfast persistence and arbitrary submission of torment. Still, will all the new Serbs approve our pre-death defiance and the disgrace of the enemy in self-determination for the common good.”
That’s what he thought then this twenty-four-year-old young man, with his bad health, fragile body composition, when he crossed Albania – about the new Serbs and their relationship with the Albanian and Corfu’s Golgotha; towards the blue tomb. Of course, there – the relationship between the new Serbs towards Bojoić’s poetry. That is why Bojić is a self-conscious poet and philosopher, and why his suspicion is magnificent. He did not doubt whether he should sacrifice himself for his fatherland, but he doubted what the new Serbs thought of him.
Such a question could only be posed by someone who had a built relationship with history, who had a vivid feeling and vision of history and as a consciousness of the past, and as a consciousness of the future. That is how could not think only a poet who had depth, but a man who had depth, a thinker.
Milutin Bojic is seen as a modern poet who continues the tradition of Vojislav Ilić, Milan Rakić and, in particular, Jovan Dučić; who respects the form, the verse and the stature in their austerity and elegance singing the greatest in eleven and twelve, but who created his own poetic figure and voice, extending the sensitivity of Serbian poetry. In the “Blue Tomb”, he masterfully and aesthetically very functionally combined the rhythmic-melodic tradition of Vojislav Ilić and Jovan Dučić. Bojić significantly shifted the then sensibility of Serbian poetry and in the direction of patriotic poetry. Also, the instinct and erotic of Bojić come to a much more full expression, and he is the forerunner of a powerful stream in Serbian poetry that will find source and encouragement in Bojić.”