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Islanders' Ballad
We live from the sea, nets and knots
Counting the blisters made from the oars and hoes
 our eyes red from the nights and the tears
our workers' hands as hard as stone

We're beaten by the storms and the rains
and every day bend closer to the ground
and yet more than anything, more than any beauty
we love the sea for as long as we live

Our blue sea, you know all our desires
You are our streght, our joy, our entire life

We're counting the sails and the steamships,
our days passing with northern and southern winds,
the barren earth gives what it can give,
Life on the island is both sorrow and joy...

(*song performed by Vice Vukov, written in Dalmatian dialect, translated by me)

Bodulska balada
Živi se od mora, od mriža i uza
Brojidu se žuji od vesla, mašklina
Crljene su oči od noći i suza
Žujave nan ruke su tvrde ka stina
I tučedu nas nevere i kiše
I svaki dan smo zgrbljeni sve više
Ipak više od sveg i od svih lipota
Cilega života mi volimo more
More naše plavo, sve nam želje znaš
Ti si snaga, srića, cili život naš
Brojimo sva jidra i bile vapore
Prolazidu dani uz bure i juga
Škrta zemja daje sve ono ča more
Život je na škoju i radost i tuga.

Comments

  1. I love your smile, I love your outfit and your photos.. I love that sweet woman, full of wisdom and so tender <3 <3 You're beautiful, my friend. :) And I wish you a lot of joy in life! With friendship and heart.. have a great day! p.s that ballad is so poetic..!

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  2. Thank you so much for your comment on my blog, and I'm so pleased to have now found yours! You have a natural radiance and style, and that ballad and these images are wonderfully dreamy!

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  3. wonderful pictures. i like the view and you're looking amazing. especially your smile:)
    have a nice day,
    www.rot-schopf.com

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  4. Were those figs, right? You look so pretty with this basket on your head! Looks like you had some fun there) I always like your cosy, true to life snapshots showing life as it is)
    Have a fabulous time!

    ww.svetusvet.com

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    1. yes, they are my grandmother figs:) We dry them the natural way (in the sun) and eat them in the winter also.

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    2. How nice, I love dryed figs even more than fresh ones)

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  5. hehe baš mi je smiješna prva fotka :))

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  6. Jao, prva slika je savršena! :D I pesma je divna :)

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  7. Verz nice , interesting pics. Great day.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

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  8. Hvar is one of our favorite places for holidays :)

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  9. So sweet pictures!!!

    Chadlen

    http://chezmoibychadlen.blogspot.gr/

    https://www.facebook.com/chezmoichadlen

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  10. Sei molto carina in queste foto, il posto è bellissimo!:) Un bacio!

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  11. Dearest Ivana, unbelievable how happy and beautiful you look on these pictures <3 Many thanks for sharing, especially this with the wonderful older woman!

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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  12. So simple and beautiful!
    One of my favourite looks of yours so far :)

    mykindofjoy.blogspot.com

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  13. Figs... yummi,
    I am a big fun of those fruits :)

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr/

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  14. Absolutely stunning, I would love to pick fruit :)) xx

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  15. Ma che bellissime foto!
    E che bella che sei, in forma e sorridente! :D
    Un bacio!
    s
    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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  16. Hallo Iavana,

    i found a Link to this post on another post from your grandma´s village - in 2015.
    The landscape looks great and these stonewall are huge...;-)

    Your wearing a little sporty outfit. I like the back of your Shirt - this looks unique to me.

    Thanks for sharing!!!

    Greetings from Germany.

    Bye

    Jennifer

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