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An Anthology of Modern Bohemian Poetry/Song (Svoboda)

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Frant. Xav. Svoboda (b. 1860).

 

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Thy feelings must reach o'er all thy soul,
In deep and in fervent wise;
The gleam of thy deeds and thy strife must abide in the depths below,
And not to the surface rise.
Be not a foolish dreamer, nor hungry for happiness grow,
Thou must live, and every woe
All must thou suffer and live, unheeding each blow;
Never else will incline itself
Over thy brow, the grand
Thought of thy fathers, and ne'er will its radiance flow
Into thine eager hand.
And all our earth, that has learned thro' life to go,
And to weather the tempest's throe,
Will not reach thee its arms! To believe and to live thou must know!

 

"In Our Air" (1890).

 
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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.