The Bell Still Rings in Janjina

The Bell Still Rings in Janjina

Notre Dame burned
but the city kept ringing...

Culture appears to be
the proletariat

In the village
time stands
yet every hour
you're reminded
that in the rest of the world
it moves along.

There you sit,
mesmerised by
yet blind to
human nature.

Some say
the soul
of the village
is in the toll
of the bell...

To remind us of the disparity.

© Maja Dezulovic 2019

* The text in italics is partially stolen from The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) OST - 01 - The Bells of Notre Dame (lyrics by Stephen Schwartz).

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