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An Anthology of Modern Bohemian Poetry/Yearning in Early Spring

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Karel Červinka (b 1872).

 

YEARNING IN EARLY SPRING

 

After long years sweet feeling came to me,
Thy locks I fondled tenderly;
O little child, I took thee to my breast,
And lulled thee peacefully to rest.

Eve, eve already to the room draws nigh,
The white mists o'er the housetops lie;
The waning, waning day is softly quenched,
The bells their music in the mist have drenched.

Thou sleepest, child. I stood afar,
Gently, that I thy slumber might not mar,
Went to the easement, silent gloom beheld.

Grey evening! Woe without an end!
My heart it stirred and bloodily did rend,
And in my eyes the tear-drops welled.

 

"The Sun in the Mists" (1901).

 

 
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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.