A Present

Author with Žak, by Mina Fina

A Present

By Meta Maksimovič

 (translated by Manja Maksimovič)

A present is something you give

To someone in whom you believe,

It’s usually kept well hidden,

Wrapped nicely with bow and ribbon.

Best present of all, I hear mom tell,

Is when the kids are good and well.

The present I’d like the most, you say?

Such that would come ten times every day.


By Mina Fina

Meta Maksimovič


(original in Slovenian)

Darilo je nekaj, kar daš

nekomu, ki rad ga imaš,

in je ponavadi skrito,

ker je skrbno zavito.

Najlepše darilo je, mama pravi,

če so otroci pridni in zdravi.

Jaz pa najraje imam taka darila,

ki bi se desetkrat na dan ponovila.

Other 20 poems for children from the collection Present by Meta Maksimovič are being translated and will appear in an ebook with illustrations by Mina Fina. Stay tuned.

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