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Wordsworth, William: Snu (To Sleep in Serbian)

Portre of Wordsworth, William

To Sleep (English)

A flock of sheep that leisurely pass by
One after one; the sound of rain, and bees
Murmuring; the fall of rivers, winds and seas,
Smooth fields, white sheets of water, and pure sky;

I've thought of all by turns, and still I lie
Sleepless; and soon the small birds' melodies
Must hear, first uttered from my orchard trees,
And the first cuckoo's melancholy cry.

Even thus last night, and two nights more I lay,
And could not win thee, Sleep! by any stealth:
So do not let me wear tonight away:

Without Thee what is all the morning's wealth?
Come, blessed barrier between day and day,
Dear mother of fresh thoughts and joyous health!

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Snu (Serbian)

Ovce što dugo idu krdimice,
     Jedna za drugom, zvuk kiša, I pčele
     Što bruje; šum vjetra, rijeka i bijele
Ploštine voda, vedrine, ravnice;
Zamišljah cve to, a sad besanice
     Muče me; ptičje pjesmice malene
     Skoro iz vrta doprijet će do mene,
I prvi sjetni povik kukavice.
Ko sinoć, i dvije noći već, uhvatit
     Ne mogu tebe, Sne, uz sve tišine,
Stoga me nemoj opet noćas patit.
Što bez tebe su sva jutarnja blaga?
Ogrado sretna izmeđ dvije vedrine,
     Zdravlja i misli svježih majko draga.

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