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Friday, August 5, 2011

Stari gnev

Gledala sam neku seriju kad sam čula poznate reči Rage, rage against the dying of the light!
Odmah sam se setila da je u pitanju neka pesma što smo morali da naučimo napamet za engleski.

Naime, u gimnaziji postoji takmičenje u recitovanju na engleskom jeziku. Profesorica je bila pravi sadista i morali smo svi da naučimo napamet, a potom bi ona odlučila ko ide na takmičenje. Da bi se dodala mučenička nota svemu tome, takmičenje se održavalo u maju, kada su se radili poslednji testovi i ispravljale ocene. No, da su barem poeme bile lagane...

Svake četvrte godine bude nešto od Šekspira, da bi svaka generacija znala barem nešto. Mojoj generaciji je zapao odlomak iz The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Pre toga, u prvom, imala sam Too Many Daves od Dr. Sjusa. U četvrtoj godini poemu Heart and Mind od Edit Sitvel. A u trećem -

Do Not Go Gentle Into that Good Night

by Dylan Thomas

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rage at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.


Mislim da ponekad u datom trenutku pogrešno poimamo situaciju. To je bilo mučenje s aspekta osamnaestogodišnjakinje koja ne zna šta će sa sobom u životu, a samo dve godine kasnije, sa drugačijim problemima, ista poema predstavlja dragocenu uspomenu.

Mali savet - pročitajte i ostale. Vi barem ne morate da naučite napamet. Mada, nije na odmet.

2 comments:

Lena said...

Ineteresantno koliko nam je svo ovo nepotrebno znanje nekada potrebno.

Naive said...

Upravo tako.