Paths

Paths

By Djura Jakšić

Before me two paths are laid:
One of flowers, the other of thorns;
But, my legs of iron are made:
I take the way studded with thorns.

Paths with flowers strewed I cede
To those who with soft foot stray;
The flowery path is women’s lead,
Men are made for the thorny way!

STAZE

Dve preda mnom staze stoje:
Jedna s cvećem, druga s trnjem;
Gvozdene su noge moje:
Idem trnju da se vrnem.

Ja ustupam cveća staze
kojima je noga meka;
Nek po cveću žene gaze,
a trnje je za čoveka!

dve-staze

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