This question doesn't have anything to do with travel, but I thought one of you might be able to point me in the right direction.
When my dad was young and growing up in Sarajevo there was this woman that would recite poetry to him while he was helping in the kitchen of his family's restaurant. He once told me about the poet and how moved he was at such a young age by this poetry.
I was hoping to find a book of the poetry and give it to my dad as a gift. The problem is that I can't remember the name of the poet! I don't want to ask my dad because he'll know I'm up to something and I want it to be a surprise.
I think the poet was Russian and apparantly the last poem he wrote was in is own blood while he committed suicide. Does that ring a bell for anyone?
Thanks, and sorry for the non-travel related post.