Frantisek Halas

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František Halas (October 3, 1901, Brno – October 27, 1949, Prague) was one of the most significant Czech lyric poets of the 20th century, an essayist, and a translator.

Born as the son of textile worker, Halas worked as bookseller. He was self taught, without higher education. After 1921 he started publishing in the communist newspapers Rovnost and Sršatec, and in 1926 he became an ... more »

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Touched by all that love is
I draw closer toward you
Saddened by all that love is
I run from you

Surprised by all that love is
I remain alert in stillness
Hurt by all that love is
I yearn for tenderness

Defeated by all that love is
at the truthful mouth of the night
Forsaken by all that love is
I will grow toward you.

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