“A Girl Sang a Song…”

…from the quills of the dead white poets

Alexandr Alexandrovich Blok (1880 – 1921)



A girl sang a song in the temple’s chorus,

About men, tired in alien lands,

About the ships that left native shores,

And all who forgot their joy to the end.

Thus sang her clean voice, and flew up to the highness,

And sunbeams shined on her shoulder’s white –

And everyone saw and heard from the darkness

The white and airy gown, singing in the light.

And all of them were sure, that joy would burst out:old-sailing-ship-carol

The ships have arrived at their beach,

The people, in the land of the aliens tired,

Regaining their bearing, are happy and reach.

And sweet was her voice and the sun’s beams around….

And only, by Caesar’s Gates — high on the vault,

The baby, versed into mysteries, mourned,

Because none of them will be ever returned.

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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