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An Anthology of Modern Bohemian Poetry/Spring Song (Kvapil)

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František Kvapil (b. 1855).

 

SPRING SONG

 

Love 'mid the flowers is softly singing,
And greeting bringing;
Its golden threads the sun doth shake,
Awake, my beauteous child, awake,
To slumber clinging!

The golden bees 'mid clover fly,
Swarming by;
Full of play and mirth to-day,
A wondrous thing, this morn of May
Has risen on high.

And dost thou in this hour of gladness
Gaze with such sadness?
Spring-tide o'er the earth is pouring,
Like to the lark thou shouldst be soaring
In rapturous madness.

Forget the thoughts that bring thee pain,
Joy amain
Into thy soul fresh weal is bringing,
Love 'mid the flowers is softly singing
Its deathless strain.

 

"When the Poppies Bloomed"
(1905).

 

 
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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.