by William Blake (1757 - 1827)
Translation by Jaroslav Vrchlický (1853 - 1912)

O holy virgin! clad in purest white
Language: English 
O holy virgin! clad in purest white,
Unlock heaven's golden gates, and issue forth;
Awake the dawn that sleeps in heaven; let light
[Rise]1 from the chambers of the east, and bring
The honey'd dew that cometh on waking day.
O radiant morning, salute the sun
Roused like a huntsman to the chase, and with
Thy buskin'd feet appear [upon]2 our hills.3

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1 Mitchell: "Arise"
2 Mitchell: "on"
3 Mitchell adds "O radiant morning appear on our hills!"

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Jitru
Language: Czech (Čeština)  after the English 
Ó svatá dívko, v nejčistější bělost
ty oděna, ach, otevř zlaté brány
a vyjdi z nich, šer probuď, který v nebi
spí posud, světlo ve Východu jizbách
ať vládne tebou, přines rosu sladkou,
jež vždycky přichází s dnem, jenž se budí.
Ó zářné Jitro, Slunce pozdrav, ze snu
jež probouzí se jako lovec k honbě,
slez okřídlenou patou naše vrchy!

Confirmed with Moderní básníci angličtí (1700—1800), překlady Jaroslava Vrchlického. Praha : Jos. R. Vilímek, vyd. c1900, page 69.


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