An Anthology of Modern Bohemian Poetry/Blade of Grass

2608604An Anthology of Modern Bohemian Poetry — Blade of Grass1912František Serafínský Procházka

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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This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1929.


The longest-living author of this work died in 1970, so this work is in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 53 years or less. This work may 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.

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