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Křesadlo, Jan: Autumn in the City (Podzim v městě in English)

Portre of Křesadlo, Jan
Portre of Pinkava , Václav Z. J.

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Podzim v městě (Czech)

Zelený vítr zafoukal:
Hned slunce vychladlo,
když dlažbu ulic obrousil
na hladké zrcadlo.

A řadou běží na chůdách
lampy a akáty,
a podzim hraje na dudách
okapů sonáty.

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Autumn in the City (English)

A green wind blustered through the town:
Cold, the sun diminished,
The polished paving-stones ground down
To a mirror finished.

A cavalcade on stilts displays
Streetlamps, acacia leaves,
On gutter bagpipes autumn plays
Sonatas, for wet eaves.

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