An Anthology of Modern Bohemian Poetry/The Song of the Heavens, the Stars, Schumann and My Wife

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Hanuš Jelínek (b. 1878).

 

THE SONG OF THE HEAVENS, THE STARS,

SCHUMANN AND MY WIFE

 

Du meine Seele . . .

The heavens have cried their golden tears,

They have cried so still, they have cried;
My soul has sighed with an unknown grief,
It has sighed in its woe, it has sighed.

In embraces of diamonds studded with gold,
Heaven and earth have lain;
A magical strain in my soul is athrob,
Of Schumann a magical strain.

Softly it thrills and my being it fills.
In my soul it is gently streaming;
From this starry night the gaze of my wife
Is beaming so gently, is beaming.

 

(1897).

 
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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 1944, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 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.