The Shapes of Bosnian Souls

The Shapes of Bosnian Souls

Here lies Linil, the eldest son of Abbot Hotonja

Where are you headed?
Which path will you take? Leading to whom?
And why?

Halt, think.
Look back. Do you think with your feet
rather than your mind?

This stone was cut for the eldest son by
the youngest brother Borjen and inscribed by
the scribe Sanko.

In Vrhbosna, in 1402 when more people died than were born and Stjepan Ostoja, the bastard son of Tvrtko, was proclaimed the king by the people and he ruled over Bosnia.

Translated by Una and Ulvija Tanović


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