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Blake, William: Crkvicu videh svu od zlata (I saw a chapel all of gold in Serbian)

Portre of Blake, William

I saw a chapel all of gold (English)

I saw a chapel all of gold
That none did dare to enter in,
And many weeping stood without,
Weeping, mourning, worshipping.

I saw a serpent rise between
The white pillars of the door,
And he forc'd and forc'd and forc'd,
Down the golden hinges tore.

And along the pavement sweet,
Set with pearls and rubies bright,
All his slimy length he drew
Till upon the altar white

Vomiting his poison out
On the bread and on the wine.
So I turn'd into a sty
And laid me down among the swine.

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Crkvicu videh svu od zlata (Serbian)

Crkvicu videh svu od zlata,

U koju niko ne sme ući.

Mnogi stajahu ispred vrata

Pobožno, plačno tugujući.


I videh zmiju pred kandilom

I pred belim stubljem vrata

Gmiže, i silom, silom, silom,

Raskidala je šarke od zlata.


I po bejnome podu, celom

Od rubina što vatru lije,

Vukla je svoje sluzavo telo

Sve dok na beli oltar nije


Otrove svoje izbljuvala,

Na blagi hleb i čista vina.

Tako se okretoh i usred kala

Legoh između blatnih svinja.



     Pavlović, Miodrag i 

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