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Stone’s heart

July 10, 2013

Kroz kamen živi nosih ruke dvije
kao dva znamena.
Sad ruke ove trudne žive
u srcu tog kamena.
— Mak Dizdar

(I bore these hands like two banners
through fields of living stone.
But in the stone’s heart these tired hands
are living on alone.
Trans. Francis R. Jones
)

Stecci are a kind of fairy tale. Here they are in the courtyard of the museum of Roman artifacts, standing watch.

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stecci

stecak srebrenica

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