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Šta Sanjam I Šta Mi Se Događa 10

Šta Sanjam I Šta Mi Se Događa 10

Neizrecivu snagu daju duhu i telu
ćutanje, ponos nikad ne rečen.
Znam topal miris koji ima svila
ljubavnička, i znam ukočen pogled oproštajni,
i slast, i želju smrti
koja ide kao senka za njom.
Al' veće slasti ne poznadoh od misli:
da je nebo, što sja nad nama kao obećanje,
samo grobnica;
i dostojanstvo jedino
i jedna molitva prava:
oborene oči i usta koja ćute.

Moja me misao ko sjaj nevidljiv vodi
dok sam idem kroz noć i maglu.



What I Dream And What Happens To Me 10

The soul and body get ineffable strength
from silence, pride never spoken.
I know the warm smell of a lover’s
silk, and I know the cold parting stare,
and pleasure, and death’s desire
which follows her like a shadow.
But I know not of a greater pleasure than thought:
that the sky, which shines above us like a promise,
is just a grave;
and dignity alone
and one real prayer:
downcast eyes and silent mouth.

My thought guides me like an invisible light
while alone I go through the night and fog. 

(Translated by Pavle Ninković)


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