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Josef Holý (b. 1855).

 

UPON THE WAVES

 

Upon the waves I was lulled to rest;
To the silvery willow-trees I confessed.

The wavelets whisper, the willows are singing,
With ditties and wistful voices ringing.

The bright heavens o'er me wide open are lying,
The stars in a secret language are sighing.

Memories mock me; by sleep awhile stilled,
My heart with a winsome longing is thrilled.

Little child, full of grace, thy favour bestow,
On a peaceful stream we together shall flow.

 

(1905).

 

 
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Original:

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.