Tužba grada Budima
'Lament for the city of Buda'
Date: Unknown; between 1541 and 1576
Original Language: Croatian
Buda was conquered by the Turks in 1541, and Vetranović wrote his poem sometime after this. The poem, 429 verses long, takes the form of a lament in which the conquered city itself is the speaker. It laments both the past, when Hungarian soldiers fought near the Rivers Sava, Drava and Dan…