A Prayer on the Road
who brought me to this moment
guide me farther still to my final wish
Do not leave me,
tired and alone in the middle of the road
my cheeks are pale
and my thoughts dangle helplessly like my arms
Let the new blue morning
Lift up my tired thoughts
Let a surge of fresh red blood pass through my pale hands
over my head my guiding star.
Translated by Keith Doubt
The image of Antun Branko Šimić (1898-1925) can be found on the 20 KM banknote of Bosnia-Herzegovina.
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