…from the quills of the dead white poets

Svatopluk Čech (1846 -1908)


Byť celý svět se v úděl dostal tobě,

jdi bez radosti dál – toť pouhé nic!

Byť celý svět jsi ztratil v sudby zlobě,

jdi bez žalosti dál – toť pouhé nic!

I žal i radost minou, zajdou v hrobě,

miň klidně tento svět – onť pouhé nic!

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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