7 grudnia 2011


Dzisiaj pragnę podzielić się z Wami, drodzy Czytelnicy, odrobinę pięknej poezji.
Today I wish to share with ye, dear Readers, a bit of beatiful lirycs.


SEA-KINGS’ daughter from over the sea,
Saxon and Norman and Dane are we,
But all of us Danes in our welcome of thee,
Welcome her, thunders of fort and fleet!
Welcome her, thundering cheer of the street!
Welcome her, all things youthful and sweet!
Scatter the blossom under her feet!
Break, happy land, into earlier flowers!
Make music, O bird, in the new-budded bowers!
Blazon your mottoes of blessing and prayer!
Welcome her, welcome her, all that is ours!
Warble, O bugle, and trumpet, blare!
Flags, flutter out upon turrets and towers!
Flames, on the windy headland flare!
Utter your jubilee, steeple and spire!
Clash, ye bells, in the merry March air!
Flash, ye cities, in rivers of fire!
Rush to the roof, sudden rocket, and higher
Melt into stars for the land’s desire!
Roll and rejoice, jubilant voice,
Roll as a ground-swell dash’d on the strand,
Roar as the sea when he welcomes the land,
And welcome her, welcome the land’s desire,
The sea-king’ daughter as happy as fair,
Blissful bride of a blissful heir,
Bride of the heir of the kings of the sea –
O joy to the people and joy to the throne,
Come to us, love us and make us your own:
For Saxon or Dane or Norman we,
Teuton or Celt, or whatever we be,
We are each all Dane in our welcome of thee,

"A dedication

DEAR, near and true - no truer Time himself
Can prove you, tho' he make you evermore
Dearer and nearer, as the rapid of life
Shoots to the fall - take this and pray that he,
Who wrote it, honouring your sweet faith in him,
May trust himself; and spite of praise and scorn,
As one who feels the immeasurable world,
Attain the wise indiffirence of the wise;
And after Autumn past - if left to pass
His automn into seeming-leafless days -
Draw toward the long frost and longest night,
Wearing his wisdom lightly, like the fruit
Which in our winter woodland looks a flower."

By Lord Alfred Tonnyson,
"The poems od Alfred Tonnyson", vol. 2, 1857-1869, London&Toronto, published by J.M. Dent&Sons ltd& in New york by E.P.Dutton&CO.