I WILL TURN INTO THE MONUMENT SILENT AS A DARK NIGHT (PRETVORIT ĆU SE U SPOMENIK TIH KAO TAMNA NOĆ) / Poem by Hurija Dženet

Poem by Hurija Dženet

 

 I WILL TURN INTO THE MONUMENT SILENT AS A DARK NIGHT

Grace and elegance danced
As tide in fervoured hearts.
When willows with gross leaves waved
– Twilight was meeting with dawn

Suddenly, one night, fiends came,
Ugly reptiles with heads of men
– I didn’t get to zip with a whip
And ghastly legions stole my peace… On my path loneliness makes an ambush ready,
Pains have fixed their eyes upon me
Under a broken tent crushed laughter
– My loneliness multiplies itself

Ugly words stopped in my ears
Still whispering I invoke hopes and dreams…
I implore a wind to blow and not to quit
– From a bird I want to borrow wings for flight.

In one night a wave stole my star
And now I’m looking for a swirl as a shelter;
The clothes of a lustrous white birch is gone
– Somewhere in the deep water grave-digger is waiting for me
I will turn into the monument, silent as a dark night.

 

PRETVORIT ĆU SE U SPOMENIK TIH KAO TAMNA NOĆ

Ljupkost i otmjenost plesale su
Kao plima u srcima zažarenim
Dok su vrbe debelih listova mahale
– Sumrak se sastajao sa zorom

Iznenada, jedne noći nemani dotrčaše
Ružni reptili sa glavama ljudskim
– Ne stigoh bičom zafijukati
A sablasne legije ukradoše mir

Na mome putu samoća zasjedu sprema
Boli su uprle svoje oči u mene
Ispod razbijenog šatora smrskan smijeh
– Samoća se moja umnožava

Ružne riječi zastale u mojim ušima
Još šaptom prizivam nade i snove
Molim vjetar da puše i ne prestane
– Od ptice želim posuditi krila za let.

U jednoj noći val mi je ukrao zvijezdu
I sad tražim vir u koji ću se skloniti
Nestalo je odjeće blistave bijele breze
– Negdje u dubuni vode grobar me čeka,

Prevorit ću se u spomenik, tih kao tamna noć.

 

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