Under a Mulberry-Tree

Under a Mulberry-Tree

By Vladislav Petković Dis

I now rest my body, feeble and weak,
In the shade of a mulberry, far from you;
The air has dissolved into many a streak,
The day is hot, bleakness all around too.

Fatigue-gripped and covered with dust,
Youth and a thought of you I’m shielded by:
Together with fear, love, pain and lust,
I keep in my soul, inside of me carry I.

What are you doing now, my darling you?
Are you expecting me, anxious and fearful?
Where does your look drift from your room to,
When daylight wanes into dusk so joyful?

Oh, cry not for me! Lili, oh, worry not now,
It is fine, it is easy for me on this road.
Wipe off and banish a cloud from your brow,
And dream of me happy in your cozy abode.

If only you knew how I suffer when think I
That you may be waiting anxiously for me:
My whole body aches and tears fill my eye,
And I’d weep in the shade of this mulberry-tree.

Translation by:
Ljiljana Parović

Pod dudom

Malaksao, loman, sad odmaram telo,
daleko od tebe, na senci od duda;
Razlio se vazduh u pramenje belo,
dan vreo i topal, mrtvilo je svuda.

Zagrljen umorom i pokriven prahom,
mladost još me štiti i misô o tebi:
Ljubav, bol i žudnju, zajedno sa strahom,
ja u duši nosim, ja nosim u sebi.

Šta li radiš sada, je li, nebo moje?
Da li me se nadaš, da l’ te slutnja peče?
Kuda oko gledi iz odaje tvoje,
kad dan mrtav padne na radosno veče?

O, ne tuguj za mnom. Lili, o ne brini.
Dobro mi je, lako na ovome putu.
Oblak s tvoga čela odagnaj i skini,
i srećnog me sanjaj u svom divnom kutu.

Da znaš kol’ko patim kad pomislim tako
da me možda čekaš i izgledaš svuda:
Mene sve zaboli i plakô bih, plakô,
na hladu i senci ovog starog duda.

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2 thoughts on “Under a Mulberry-Tree

    1. Hvala, Srdjane, drago mi je da vam se dopada. I odmah uzvraćam. 🙂 Planinablog je izuzetan, vrlo dobro osmišljen i uređen, pregledan, informativan. Naročito mi se dopada priča o planini u umetnosti. I sama sam imala ideju da se pozabavim tom temom, ali, evo vidim da se neko tome već posvetio. 🙂 Čestitam na trudu i kreativnosti i želim još mnogo lepih akcija. Pozdrav, Lj.

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