Do Not Burn All the Bridges

Do Not Burn All the Bridges

By Ivo Andrić

Do not burn all the bridges, you may return.
You’re no bird or butterfly flying along the shore,
When there are no bridges, it is futile to yearn,
It is futile to comprehend, it is futile to wish for.
Do not burn all the bridges, you may return.
Leave at least one between your heart and me.
In solitude, the unfathomed is easier to discern,
You may be driven back by your memory…

Translation by:
Ljiljana Parović

Ne ruši sve mostove

Ne ruši sve mostove, možda ćeš se vratiti.
Nisi ptica ni leptir obalom što leti,
Kad nema mostova uzalud je čeznuti,
Uzalud je shvatiti, uzalud je hteti.
Ne ruši sve mostove, možda ćeš se vratiti.
Ostavi bar jedan most između srca i mene.
U samoći je lakše neshvaćeno shvatiti,
Mogle bi te nazad nagnati uspomene…

 

Amerika 2012 172

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