Iz rata izašavši
Stare knjige

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Ne zatvarajte mi svoja vrata

Ne zatvarajte mi svoja vrata, gorde
biblioteke,
Jer ono što nedostajaše na vašim prepunim
policama, a jeste najpotrebnije, to
donosim ja;
Iz rata izašavši, knjigu sam sačinio;
Riječi knjige moje nisu ništa, tok njen i
smisao je sve;
Knjigu posebnu, nepovezanu sa ostalima, niti
je oseća intelekt;
Ali vas, skrovitosti neizrečene, ushit čeka
na svakoj strani.

1865.

Prevod: Ivan V. Lalić

Shut not your doors

Shut not your doors to me proud libraries,
For that which was lacking on all your well-fill’d shelves, yet
needed most, I bring,
Forth from the war emerging, a book I have made,
The words of my book nothing, the drift of it every thing,
A book separate, not link’d with the rest nor felt by the intellect,
But you ye untold latencies will thrill to every page.

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