Raise the head, child

Even when sad, Your eyes are beautiful
like the night and the moonlight glare

in vain the wicked thoughts coming
that carry a pitcher of turmoil

I, who is walking behind the clouds
I testify:

raise the head, child
and it will shine stronger than dawning
emerald jewel in the seashell of Your smile

Zagreb, 19th December 2008

Vinko Kalinic

From the poetry collection:
"Adame, koji jesi"

(Translated into English
Darko Kotevski, Melbourne, Australia)

Vinko Kalinić

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Vinko Kalinić was born 1974 in Split, Croatia. He is a writer, journalist and human rights activist. He lives on the island of Vis. He is the editor of the internet portal My island of Vis, which is dedicated to life on the island and the Mediterranean culture. Also on facebook Vinko Kalinić daily writes his poetic diary, which tracks more than 2 300 fans. - http://vinkokalinic.blogspot.com/

Last updated September 19, 2011