Joy of Europe – Theme

 

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MOTTO OF THE 52. INTERNATIONAL GATHERING OF CHILDREN OF EUROPE “JOY OF EUROPE”

 

Motto of the 52. International Gathering of Children of Europe “Joy of Europe” will be a verse of a poem „All Colors Of The World“ written by the guarded Serbian writer Miroslav Mika Antić :

 

THESE NICER COLORS OF MINE

 

We wanted to emphasizes that in this hard situation we shall not forget about colorful and rich inner world of children. We would, also, like to underline the power of art and its ability to beautify the world with its colors. Theme can be interpreted widely, in accordance with artistic sensibility of the group.

 

All Colors Of The World

 

Strange is this world inside me
when leaves turn it green
or it gets blond like silk
from children’s hair and birds’ wings.

Strange is this world inside me
when everything turns yellow and becomes rosy.

Beside me, many colors live.
Beside me, the world even turns gray sometimes,
or it gets dark and gloomy.

It’s good because there are also
these nicer colors of mine.
As well as some smiles, sunny and shy.
And the wind as inaudible as breath.
So that, when everything numbs,
and when everything withers,
when the world around me looks somber,
a thousand fireworks of some more colorful
and more beautiful world live inside of me.

I sometimes wish to share
my rosiness with the entire city,
and my white with the yellow grass,
and my yellow with the blue night,
and my blue with the dreamy river…

The only thing I keep is the green
for some eyes that aren’t mine,
but all other eyes and other colors
grow out of them,
have been growing since long time ago.