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Anthology of Modern Slavonic Literature in Prose and Verse/Dalmatian Nocturne

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ALEXANDER ŠANTIĆ

 

DALMATIAN NOCTURNE.

 

Sea bluely gleaming,
Dreaming;
Chill darkness earthward falls.
The last red glimmer
Dimmer
O'er blackened ridges crawls.

And chimes are droning,
Moaning,
Trembling where rocks arise;
Prayers have ascended,
Blended
With poor men's long-drawn sighs.

Before God’s altar
Falter
This haggard wailing brood.
But ne'er is token
Spoken
By God upon His rood.

And dreams are nearer,
Clearer:
Chill darkness earthward falls.
The last red glimmer
Dimmer
O'er blackened ridges crawls.

 
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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 1924, 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.