ponedjeljak, 1. lipnja 2020.

Božica Jelušić | O nužnosti da se znaju selske stvari / The need of being versed in country things





Još jedamput kuća na tom mjestu posta,
Pod večernjim nebom od ognjice ruse.
Premda samo dimnjak od nje još preosta,
Poput tučka kada latice se struse.

Nasuprot se putu ugnjezdila staja,
Što u ognju mogla pridružit se zdanju.
Da ne stade voljom vjetra, prije kraja,
Ostavljajuć mjesta bar u prisjećanju.

Ne otvara više ni jednim se krilom
Zapregama što po drumu buku prave.
I konjima koji topću nogom čilom,
Pa s ljetinom potom stanu kraj otave.

Ptičice prolijeću po razbitu stanju,
Kroz okance strto gdje vjetrovi pušu.
I cvrkut im više sliči uzdisanju,
Nad prošlošću koja obuzima dušu.

Miris jorgovana za njih struji zrakom,
Dodirom je ognja stari brijest zahvaćen.
Presušena pumpa maše crnim krakom,
Navoji od žice ogradu razvlače.

Ne postoji za njih ovdje ništa tužno.
Sastaju se opet gdje su gnijezdo svile.
Al' seoske stvari poznavat' je nužno,
Da vjerovat' možeš u taj tihi cvilež.


Prepjev s engleskog: Božica Jelušić


The Need of Being Versed in Country Things

By Robert Frost

The house had gone to bring again
To the midnight sky a sunset glow.
Now the chimney was all of the house that stood,
Like a pistil after the petals go.

The barn opposed across the way,
That would have joined the house in flame
Had it been the will of the wind, was left
To bear forsaken the place’s name.

No more it opened with all one end
For teams that came by the stony road
To drum on the floor with scurrying hoofs
And brush the mow with the summer load.

The birds that came to it through the air
At broken windows flew out and in,
Their murmur more like the sigh we sigh
From too much dwelling on what has been.

Yet for them the lilac renewed its leaf,
And the aged elm, though touched with fire;
And the dry pump flung up an awkward arm;
And the fence post carried a strand of wire.

For them there was really nothing sad.
But though they rejoiced in the nest they kept,
One had to be versed in country things
Not to believe the phoebes wept.

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