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Anthology of Modern Slavonic Literature in Prose and Verse/Northern Triolets

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2.* NORTHERN TRIOLETS.

 

(i.)

 

Thou earth with guile and irksome woe,
Art yet a mother unto me!
Mute mother mine, I love thee so,
Thou earth with guile and irksome woe!
How sweet in earth's embrace to be,
Nestling to her when May's aglow!
Thou earth with guile and irksome woe,
Art yet a mother unto me!

 

(ii.)

 

The earth, the earth, ye men, revere,
Green secrets of its moistened weeds;
Its secret ordinance I hear:
—The earth, the earth, ye men, revere,
E'en its delights where venom breeds!—
Earthy, untaught, I hold it dear.
The earth, the earth, ye men, revere,
Green secrets of its moistened weeds.

 

(iii.)

 

What delight,—from place to place
With uncovered feet to fare
And a scanty scrip to bear!
What delight,—from place to place
With austere and humble grace
To entwine a tuneful air!
What delight,—from place to place
With uncovered feet to fare.

 
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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 1927, 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.