Březina, Otokar: Zem?
Svět rozkládá se za světem,
Sta bratří řeklo: Známe tajemství jeho,
Is this Earth? (English)
World upon world looms up,
Star upon star in midnight's dark reign,
And one in their midst abides,
round a dazzling orb it circles,
And the sound of its flight is
a joyous and baffling refrain,
And the souls of them who have
suffered the most
May enter within its domain.
Brethren by hundreds have said:
We have fathomed its secret,
There do the dead from slumber arise,
in slumber the quick pass away;
Lovers have said:
Its surfeit of lustre will blind us
And time, like fragrance of blossoms
unknown, all its dwellers will slay:
And those whose vision has power
to range through the ages,
Is this earth? they smilingly say.