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Anthology of Modern Slavonic Literature in Prose and Verse/October Sonnet

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3. OCTOBER SONNET.

Only an anguished melody still flows
From earth where hazes spread a veiling net. . .
In every nook the faded beauty stows
Her faded blooms, lest springtide she forget.

But the desire, as ere to gladden, glows
Within; unchilled her inmost ardour yet,
And gaudy sashes round her waist she throws
And asters in her tresses she has set.

Fain would she laugh as in her bygone days—
But 'mid her wrinkles laughter takes to flight
And from them only pity, pity cries. . .

Divining this, perchance she has surmise:
A hundred tears each morn her garb displays
Shed in the anguish of her sleepless night.

"Autumn Sonnets" (1892).

 
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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.