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An Anthology of Modern Bohemian Poetry/The Springs of Hope

THE SPRINGS OF HOPE

 

To the springs in the groves of Hope, to drink I went,
The gleam of the waning stars in the mom was spent;
On the spare trees and on the boughs it trailed,
The doves at the echo of my footsteps wailed.

On crooked pathways that unending lay,
I met a thousand beings on my way;
From the groves of Hope already they were faring,
Within their palms the drops, they sought for, bearing.

And kings and beggars, throngs of women pour.
And little maidens whom princesses bore;
With a new magic all their eyes shone brightly,
And all their lips 'neath kisses quivered lightly.

 

"Lyrics of Love and Life" (1907).

 
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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 1928, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 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.