A book: Księga jaka

He ate and drank the precious words,
His spirit grew robust;
He knew no more that he was poor,
Nor that his frame was dust.


He danced along the dingy days,
And this bequest of wings
Was but a book. What liberty
A loosened spirit brings!




Posilił się i upoił słowy cennymi
Wzrósł w krzepę jego duch;
Nie czuł już, że biednym był,
A ciało marny proch.


Tańczył w dni podłe,
A to skrzydeł nadanie
Tylko z książki. Jakąż swobodę
Duch wolny od pęt daje!


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