← OLD DONKEY
ENTRANCE TO VILLAGE HUMAC
OLD DONKEY (MARIN FRANIČEVIĆ)
Poetry read by
Sara Renar, Dimitrije Simović, Vlatka Buj*
*Live performance recorded in 2018, during Etno Hvar Festivala in village Humac
In his dialect poetry, Marin Franičević in his motifs often touches on manifestations related to agriculture and rural Mediterranean life – he wrote about figs and olives, holly oaks, drought and almost entire wind rose. Poem Old Donkey describes perishability of humans and donkeys and interweaving of their fates on a humorous note and with irony. This extraordinary arrangement taken from the performance at Etno Hvar Festival shows that dialect poetry indeed communicates with the present-day listeners in contemporary music interpretation..