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Fr. S. Procházka (b. 1861).

 

BLADE OF GRASS

 

Blade of grass so verdant,
Growing o'er my mound,
I see thee rising higher
Than the rising ground.


From the ground a blossom
Nods its head to me;
O'er me a finch is singing
In the alder-tree.


The stone doth not oppress me,
Underneath earth's breast;
So tenderly and gently
By me it doth rest.


And a maiden cometh,
And she droops her head ;
A tearlet, pearly-gleaming,
In memory she doth shed.

 

"Latest Poems" (1901).

 
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Original:

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924.


The author died in 1939, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 75 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.

 
Translation:

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924.


The author died in 1970, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 30 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.