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Karel Dostál-Lutinov (b. 1871).

 

THE SWANS

 

The swans, white as snow,
Have soared up on high;
They have gleamed, they have vanished
Awhile in the sky.

To the end of the earth
The swans have soared fleetly;
They have sung and grown silent,
Tenderly, sweetly!

They have sung as the sound
Of an organ that plays,
As when to Maria
The angels sing praise.

The swans have grown silent
At the end of the world,
As if my young years
Their wings had unfurled.

 

"The Roving Singer" (1902).

 
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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 1923, 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.