The Song About The Hero With A Gentle Heart and Bright Nipples

by Evelina Rudan


The Song About The Hero With A Gentle Heart and Bright Nipples

For a hero it is most important to have

bright nipples and gentle heart.

Armed by these he can conquer the world

or at least my neighbors yard.

It is the yard at the world's end,

there where the linden tree rocks

and walnut crepes.

a sheet is drying, a comforter, a rain poncho,

a silver fir is growing, a dwarf and a tangerine,

a hen of decent gray color,

a swallow builds her nest,

a car presses against dried grass

just like a neighbor does to another

so it is high time for the hero to hurry up.

© translated by Boris Gregorić

Pjesma o junaku nježna srca i vedrih bradavica

Za junaka je najvažnije da ima

vedre bradavice i nježno srce.

Oboružan njima može osvojiti svijet

ili barem dvorište mojih susjeda.

To je dvorište na kraju svijeta,

tamo gdje se njiše lipov čaj

i palačinke s orasima,

suši se plahta, poplun i pelerina,

raste jelva, patuljak  i mandarina,

kokoš je pristojne smeđe boje,

lastavica gradi gnijezdo,

auto gnječi suhu travu,

a susjed susjedu,

pa je  junaku krajnje vrijeme da požuri.

© Evelina Rudan