Wednesday, February 08, 2006

A Toast to France Prešeren

Na današnji dan, se spominjamo 8. februarja 1848, ko je človeštvo izgubilo enega izmed svojih velikih mož in žena, slovenskega pesnika Franceta Prešerna, zato menimo, da je prav, da mu vsi skupaj nazdravimo z Zdravljico in se spomnimo nanj, kjerkoli že smo, in nam Slovencem zaželimo, v naslednji miljardi let še najmanj deset pesnikov takšnega kalibra kot je bil sam. Z njegovimi besedami "Nazadnje še, prijatlji, kozarce zase vzdignimo,ki smo zato se zbratli,ker dobro v srcu mislimo;dókaj dninaj živívsak, kar nas dobrih je ljudi!".

Today marks the day in honour of France Prešeren, so far the greatest Slovene poet and Vienna educated lawyer. His poetry is one of the pillars of Slovene language, literature and national identity. We invite to celebrate with us his Day by reading his poem Toast, which is also Slovene national anthem.

ZDRAVLJICA

Prijatlji! odrodile
so trte vince nam sladkó,
ki nam oživlja žile,
srce razjásni in oko,
ki utopi
vse skrbi,
v potrtih prsih up budi!

Komú narpred veselo
zdravljico, bratje! čmo zapét'!
Bog našo nam deželo,
Bog živi ves slovenski svet,
brate vse,
kar nas je
sinov sloveče matere!

V sovražnike 'z oblakov
rodú naj naš'ga treši gróm;
prost, ko je bil očakov,
naprej naj bo Slovencov dom;
naj zdrobé
njih roké
si spone, ki jih še težé!

Edinost, sreča, sprava
k nam naj nazaj se vrnejo;
otrók, kar ima Slava,
vsi naj si v róke sežejo,
de oblast
in z njo čast,
ko préd, spet naša boste last!

Bog žívi vas Slovenke,
prelepe, žlahtne rožice;
ni take je mladenke,
ko naše je krvi dekle;
naj sinóv
zarod nov
iz vas bo strah sovražnikov!

Mladenči, zdaj se pije
zdravljica vaša, vi naš up;
ljubezni domačije
noben naj vam ne usmŕti strup;
ker zdaj vaskakor nas,
jo sŕčno bránit kliče čas!

Živé naj vsi naródi,
ki hrepené dočakat dan,
ko, koder sonce hodi,
prepir iz svéta bo pregnan,
ko rojak
prost bo vsak,
ne vrag, le sosed bo mejak!

Nazadnje še, prijatlji,
kozarce zase vzdignimo,
ki smo zato se zbratli,
ker dobro v srcu mislimo;
dókaj dni
naj živí
vsak, kar nas dobrih je ljudi!


A Toast - Slovene National anthem

The vintage, friends, is over,
And here sweet wine makes, once again,
Sad eyes and hearts recover,
Puts fire in every vein,
Drowns dull care
Everywhere
And summons hope out of despair.

To whom with acclamation
And song shall we our first toast give?
God save our land and nation
And all Slovenes where'er they live,
Who own the same Blood and name,
And who one glorious Mother claim.

Let thunder out of heaven
Strike down and smite our wanton foe!
Now, as it once had thriven,
May our dear realm in freedom grow.
Let fall the last Chains of the past
Which bind us still and hold us fast!

Let peace, glad conciliation,
Come back to us throughout the land!
Towards their destination
Let Slavs henceforth go hand-in-hand!
Thus again
Will honour reign
To justice pledged in our domain.

To you, our pride past measure,
Our girls! Your beauty, charm and grace!
here surely is no treasure
To equal maidens of such race.
Sons you'll bear,
Who will dare
Defy our foe no matter where.

Our hope now, our to-morrow
- Our youth - we toast and toast with joy.
No poisonous blight or sorrow
Your love of homeland shall destroy.
With us indeed
You're called to heed
Its summons in this hour of need.

God's blessing on all nations,
Who long and work for that bright day,
When o'er earth's habitations
No war, no strife shall hold its sway;
Who long to see
That all men free
No more shall foes, but neighbours be.

At last to our reunion
- To us the toast! Let it resound,
Since in this gay communion
By thoughts of brotherhood we're bound.
May joyful cheer
Ne'er disappear
From all good hearts now gathered here.

3 Comments:

At 4:30 PM, Blogger Matej Avbelj said...

Odlicen blog. Z eno samo, morda usodno napako, ki pa je itak kontra vsakrsni intuiciji. Praznujemo namrec 206. obletnico smrti in ne rojstva. Z vsem ostalim se pa globoko strinjam. Pa na zdravje!

 
At 6:27 PM, Blogger Jernej Letnar said...

Imas zelo prav, ne vem zakaj ne praznujemo tudi 3. december kot dela prostega dneva. Napaka odpravljena in na zdravje!

 
At 4:47 PM, Blogger Srdjan Cvijic said...

Happy National Day. I replied to your comment on my recent post on kosovo you can find the reply here,
http://transatlanticassembly.blogspot.com/2006/02/reply-to-jernej-letnar.html
V pričakovanju vašega odgovora vas lepo pozdravljam
Srdjan

 

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