Translation:The World (Zmaj)

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The World
by Jovan Jovanovic Zmaj, translated from Serbian by Wikisource
83625The WorldJovan Jovanovic Zmaj

How nice is
this world around, -
here's a meadow,[1][2]
flowers abound;[2]
there's a field,[2]
and there a glade;[2]
there is sun,
and here a shade;
There is Danube
with gold laden,
there is grass,
and here a garden.[3]
A nightingale[4]
sings its tune.[5]
Here's my heart,
and here are you.


  1. In original: a garden.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 These verses have been reordered in translation for the sake of rhyme. Literal translation is: there's a stream, there a flower, there a field and here a meadow.
  3. In original: a bush.
  4. A popular version of the song is:

    A nightingale
    sings its lolliby.
    We listen it,
    my friend and I.
  5. In original: I don't know where.

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