Miroslav Kirin

englisch

[ČAMAC SE ISPUNIO]

ČAMAC SE ISPUNIO, obala je
opustjela, veslali smo satima,

odlazili smo i dolazili,
bijaše to jalov posao,

kazaljke nam se nisu
primicale, ipak,

doplovili smo
u srce nove zemlje,

u njem je već netko
bio;

čamac pun krvi,
njihao se.

© Miroslav Kirin
Aus: Tantalon
Zagreb: Meandar, 1998
Audioproduktion: Tomislav Krevzelj, Udruga radio mreza 2011

[THE BOAT WAS PACKED FULL...]

THE BOAT WAS PACKED FULL,

the coast deserted, soon to be lost from sight.


We were rowing for hours,

we were departing and arriving.


It was a useless job,

it seemed that time stood still.


Yet, we sailed into

the heart of a new land.


And someone has

already been there:


a boat brimming with blood,

bobbing in the dead calm of the sea.

Translated by Miroslav Kirin