"Time never dies. The circle is not round."

Macedonian director Milcho Manchevski made one of my favourite movies "Before the Rain" in 1994,  partly around the uniquely beautiful tiny church of Sveti Jovan Kaneo, Saint John the Theologian, Kaneo.
The church stands on one of the finest spots of the Ohrid Lake shore on a high cliff and was built in the last decades of the 13th century.

Јовано, Јованке

Јовано, Јованке
крај Вардарот седиш, мори
бело платно белиш
бело платно белиш, душо
сè нагоре гледаш.

Јовано, Јованке
јас те тебе чекам, мори
дома да ми дојдеш
а ти не доаѓаш, душо
срце мое Јовано.

Јовано, Јованке
твојата мајка, мори
тебе не те пушта
кај мене да дојдиш, душо
срце мое Јовано.

Jovano, Jovanke

Jovano, Jovanke,
You sit by the Vardar,
Bleaching your white linen,
Bleaching your white linen, dear
Looking at the hills.

Jovano, Jovanke,
I'm waiting for you,
To come to my home,
And you don't come, my dear
My heart, Jovano.

Jovano, Jovanke,
Your mother
Won't let you go
To come to me, my dear
My heart, Jovano.

Jovano Jovanke by Nigel Kennedy

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