An Anthology of Modern Bohemian Poetry/Ocean Foreboding

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Josef Müldner (b. 1880).




My heart, thou long wert sore distressed,
Now sweetly canst thou take thy rest.

By ocean's shore, where sand-hills be,
'Neath brown-lined sails upon the sea.

'Mid scent of ocean-air and grass,
Around in herds the cattle pass.

Wild poppies in the sun-light sway—-
Where am I, when they fade away?


"The Ruins" (1903).