We are sitting there one opposite the other, the sea and me
neither I understand the sea nor the sea understands me
there is nothing between us except the fog that bothers us

and that is so, nothing that divides us into two seas
which are equally blue, endless and deserted
only one conjunction is between us – two stranded
estranged and sleepless twins

Vinko Kalinic
© Translation by 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 September 19, 2011