Contribution: Invocation

Contribution: Invocation

By Milan Rakić

Mention me in prayers divine
When the sun sets over yonder hill
Cause under heavy thoughts I pine
And afraid, like a weak child, I feel.

And you pure soul, be a Genevieve,
Over sleeping Paris that keeps guard
That a blessed dream should kindly weave
For a chaste lover and all villains hard.

And let your mighty prayer tame
Oh, steady protectress of my flighty soul,
All misgivings that my heart make lame
And ready for battle, like villains, stand tall.

Mention me in your prayers, dear
And in the darkest hour, I will be aware
When an evil force once again draws near
That your kind soul of me doth take care.

Translation from the Serbian by:
Danica Dimitrijević

Priziv

Pomeni me u molitvama tvojim
kad sunce pada za daleke gore,
jer znaj da mene kobne misli more,
i da se, kao slabo dete, bojim.

Ti čista dušo, budi Genoveva*,
nad zaspalim Parizom koja bdi,
dokle pod njenim blagoslovom sneva
ljubavnik čedan i zločinci svi;

I nek pod tvojom molitvom zaćute,
o zaštitnice večna duše moje,
sve kobne misli što mi srce mute,
i, ko zločinci, spremne za boj stoje.

Pomeni me u molitvama, mila,
i ja ću znati u časove tame,
kad opet grune nečastiva sila,
da dobra duša tvoja pazi na me…

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