France Preseren

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Biography
France Prešeren was a Slovene Romantic poet. He is considered the Slovene national poet. Although he was not a particularly prolific author, he inspired virtually all Slovene literature thereafter.

Life

He was born 3 December 1800 (Saturday) in the Upper Carniolan village of Vrba, then part of the Habsburg Monarchy (today in Slovenia ...
Popular Poems
1.
A Farewell To My Youth
O happier half of days decreed to me,
My early years, so soon you passed away:
Few were the flowers that blossomed on that tree,
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2.
A Wreath Of Sonnets (7/14)
Above them savage peaks the mountains raise,
Like those which once were charmed by the refrain
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3.
O'Er Thee, Misfortune, I Have Ceased To Wail
O'er thee, Misfortune, I have ceased to wail,
I'll utter no reproaches any more.
Thank God, I'm used to griefs thou hast in store
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4.
A Wreath Of Sonnets (6/14)
Unblest by soothing winds of warmer days,
My songs remain, since from you, haughty maid,
They never won the word that might be said -
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5.
Mid Wastes Of Africa A Wanderer Sped
Mid wastes of Africa a wanderer sped:
He found no pathway; night was now afield.
Through clouds no stealthy glimmer was revealed;
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Wegbe Yaw Peter 03 July 2018
IAM SCRIBLER BUT NEVER MADE ATEMT TO WRITE
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Tom Priestly 23 April 2013
I am the co-author of a book of Prešeren's poetry, translated into English. May I ask who is the translator of this version? I am impressed! Tom Priestly
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Tom Priestly 23 April 2013
I am the co-author of a book of Prešeren's poetry, translated into English. May I ask who is the translator of this version? I am impressed!
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Tom Priestly 23 April 2013
I was co-author of a book of translations of Prešeren's poetry, including the Wreath of Sonnets. May I ask who is the translator of this version? I am impressed!
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