Orel Balkánu

…from the quills of the dead white poets

Svatopluk Čech (1846 -1908)

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Sedl orel na mečetu,

sivý orel Balkánu,

pod ním muezzíni světu

hlásají zvěst koránu,

pod ním moslemím se beře

k harému, by touhy své

vlíbal bujné do kadeře

otrokyně tauridské.

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Na mečetě na vysoké

zdá se orlu starému

o časech, kdy smavooké

prchnou děvy z harému,

o časech, kdy umlkne tu

tajemná zvěst koránu,

a k hrddému peruť letu

vznese orel Balkánu . . .

About Paul Jacko

Jacko was born in Czechoslovakia not long before the communist putsch in February 1948. He studied industrial chemistry there and left in 1969 for Australia, where he became a lawyer and established his own practice. He has now retired and beside hunting, fishing, camping, prospecting and playing golf he amuses himself by writing.
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