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Už mladé vlaštúvky (1920)

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The Diary of One who Disappeared, (Zápisník zmizelého)

Už mladé vlaštúvky

Už mladé vlaštúvky ve hnízdě vrnoží,
ležal sem celú noc jako na trnoži.
Už sa aj svítání na nebi patrní,
ležal sem celú noc jako nahý v trní.

Already swallows are twittering overhead

Already swallows are twittering overhead,
but I’ve lain all the night sleepless upon my bed.
Now in the sky there’s a light, it’s the flush of dawn,
and I’ve lain all the night as on a bed of thorn.

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Leoš Janáček was a Czech composer, musical theorist, folklorist, publicist and teacher. He was inspired by Moravian and other Slavic folk music to create an original, modern musical style.

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