Anthology of Modern Slavonic Literature in Prose and Verse/On the Hill-Side

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ANTONÍN SOVA.

 

1. ON THE HILL-SIDE.

 

Here is the sweetest grass-plot for a bed,
In softest lethargy to close the eyes,
On naught to brood, nor yearn, but let the head
Droop in the grassy couch. . . Like wreckage flies
A huddled clot of clouds, that yonder soar
Behind the mountain's ridge. . . All lulls thee here,
Insects adrone, grass, plant-steme bending o'er,
The flight of sluggish moths. . . To thee appear
Gleams as from waters, with a radiant leap.
And by thy head there stands a calm unknown.
Thou feel'st 'tis wondrous with the dead to sleep,
For Earth has cradle-ditties of her own!

"From My Country" (1893).

 
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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 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.