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8. CESTA OREŠÍM.

 

Tak úzká byla, že dva motýli
jen těsně letět mohli vedle sebe,
že paprsky jen po ní tančily,
hlemýžď, jda přes ni, přepažil ji celou.
Sem tam se kmital modrý kousek nebe;
my spolu šli tou její klenbou ztmělou,
a zázrak: ač to přece pravda jistá,
vždy oba na ní dost jsme měli místa.

Poutí k Eldoradu“ (1882).

8. THE HAZEL PATH.

 

It was so narrow, that two butterflies
Upon it, side by side, could scarcely flit.
And sunbeams darted there in stealthy wise:
The snail that crawled there filled its whole extent.
A morsel of blue sky shone over it
We 'neath its darkened vault together went.
And wonderful! Yet sooth it is to say,
We two found room enough upon the way.

“On the Pilgrimage to Eldorado” (1882).


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