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Karel Toman (b. 1877).

 

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By every stream, by every way,
The mournful poplars heaved a sigh;
What balm will sooth the heart, O say,
When painful memories are nigh?

Thy land converseth with the night
Within thy heart—know'st this distress?
Around thee wood and mountain-height,
Oh, unto whom would'st thou confess?

And women round with blossoms fare,
And they sing ditties that lament,
And in thy soul that is so bare,
With vanity the gloom is blent.

 

"The Melancholy Pilgrimage" (1906).

 

 
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The author died in 1946, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 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.

 
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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.