The Boy

Stormy ocean is angrily hitting the rock
the boy is sitting on

the rock is patiently bearing
strong kicks from the angrily sea
and he’s quiet

the boy is silently watching
how the stormy sea
is angrily hitting the rock

he listens

he listens
how broken sounds
are dripping
the ancient songs
about the rock
and the sea

does the boy wonder
that his life too
will one day
a sea

stormy and angrily

Vinko Kalinic

(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. -

Last updated May 27, 2019