Anthology of Modern Slavonic Literature in Prose and Verse/Nirvana

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As in the day of first creation,
The azure skies are calm again,
As though the world knew not privation,
As though the heart knew naught of pain:
For love and fame my craving passes;

'Mid silence of the fields at morn
I breathe, as breathe these very grasses . . .
O'er days agone, and days unborn
I would not chafe, nor reckoning squander.
This only do I feel once more:
What gladness—ne'er again to ponder,
What bliss—to know all yearning o'er.

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This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1928.


The longest-living author of this work died in 1941, so this work is in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 81 years or less. This work may 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, 1928.


The longest-living author of this work died in 1970, so this work is in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 52 years or less. This work may 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.