by Václav Hanka (1791 - 1861)

Róže
Language: Czech (Čeština) 
Ach, ty róže, krásná róže,
[čemu si raně]1 rozkvetla,
rozkvétavši pomrzla,
pomrzavši usvědla,
usvěděvši opadla?
Večer seděch, dlúho seděch
do kuropĕnie seděch,
nic doždati nemóžech.
Všě dřiezhy, lúčky sežech.
Usnuch, snieše mi sě ve sně,
jako by mně [nebošce] 2
na pravéj ruce s prsta
svlekl sě zlatý prstének,
smekl sě drahý kamének.
Kamének nenadjidech,
z militka sě nedoždech.

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Note: from the Rukopis královédvorský, or the Dvůr Králové Manuscript, claimed by Hanka to be a 13th-century manuscript he had discovered but regarded by modern scholars as an elaborate forgery by him.

1 Fibich: "čemu's ranně"
2 Fibich: "nebožce"

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