Translation:Faded Rose LIX

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Faded Rose LIX
by Jovan Jovanovic Zmaj, translated from Serbian by Wikisource
1555671Faded Rose LIXJovan Jovanovic Zmaj

"You see that star up there",
One astronomer said to me,
"Your brain stops, when you think
How far that star is.

"It is far, it is high, —
A hundred long years pass
Before a ray of its light
Reaches to our eyes."

"We see this star,
We see how it twinkles,
But maybe it has long been gone,
— Do you believe it? — I believe you!

For to me, too, it seems,
Standing in the middle of the night,
As if I hear sweet voices,
As if I hear tender words.

It seems to me as if I see
The bright face of my star;
I see her, I see her,
— But she is long gone...

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