Martina Rimbaldo‘s translation of her own poem: Marine Maiden (Croatian to English)


Morska Djeva


 

Pun mjesec

obasjava malu crnu halju

koju je nebeski svod navukao na se,

taj predivan ures

sniva u kolijevki mira.

NIMALO NE MAREĆI ŠTO NJEGOV ODRAZ RASPUKNUT NA MORSKOM OGLEDALU,

KAO HOSTIJA NA NAJSVETIJOJ ŽRTVI,

nemirno se ljuljuška

ispraćajući lađe na pučinu.

A morska djeva,

što sjedi na koraljnom grebenu

u kojeg slana morska pjena udara,

pjeva jadikovku

za voljenog nestalog joj mornara.

Marine Maiden


 

Full moon

lights up a little black robe

which the Heavenly vault has placed upon himself

that beautiful ornament

it sleeps in the cradle of peace.

NEVER CARED THAT HIS REFLECTION WAS TORN APART ON A SEA MIRROR,

AS A HOLY BREAD ON THE MOST SACRED SACRIFICE,

it snows peacefully

sailing ships to the open sea,

and a marine maiden

sitting on a coral reef

where salted seafoam hits,

is singing her lament

for her beloved missing sailor!


Martina Rimbaldo is a  woman  who lives and works in Croatia. She always carries a pen and a notebook in her purse in case of a sudden inspiration makes her to to write it down. Her work is  published in Nightingale & Sparrow, Oddball Magazine, The sage cigarette magazine, Spillwords com, Thruly you, The Street Light press, Six word stories, Poems,and Poezija noći websites. And her artwork is published at a weekly blog of Royal Rose Magazine, her photographs are published in Bleached Butterfly and Anti heroin chic. She loves to paint abstract paintings,  read religious books, watch horror as well as old movies with Audrey Hepburn, Sharon Tate, Brigitte Bardot who happens to share her birth date and (over)think specially about death, what some people find morbid but not her, as she thinks it is a part of life too. Her goal is to be a good person.

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