Desanka Maksimović – Lutke računaju

Svako veče ja se mučim
svoje lutke da naučim,
nek se zna: jedan i jedan
da su dva.

One lepo ruke skrste
i gledaju moje prste,
da se zna:
jedan i jedan
jesu dva.

Poslušne su moje lutke,
sve na klupi sede ćutke,
svaka želi već da zna:
jedan i jedan da su dva.

Ali, što ću, sve su glupe,
iako su vrlo skupe,
jer nijedna
da mi zna:
jedan i jedan
da su dva.

English Translation

Dollies Counting

Every night I’m drowning in troubles
trying to teach my dolls,
let it be known: one and one equals
two.

They simply fold their arms
and watch my fingers,
let it be known:
one and one equals
two.

My dollies are obedient,
all of them sit there on the bench silent,
each of them wishing to have already learnt:
one and one equals two.

But, what can I do, all of them are dumb, clearly,
although they cost dearly,
‘cause none of them
gets it:
one and one
equals two.

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