Happy 1st of May! Time for Love and Freedom….in the Czech tradition.

Happy 1st of May! Time for Love and Freedom....in the Czech tradition.

Happy 1st of May!! We have a great sunny, warm weather in Prague, it is for us the day of love and freedom!! Some people will kiss and love each other the whole day under the trees in blossom to keep the love for the next year, – yes we do it – woman must be kissed by a man under the (the best cherry)-tree to not get dry in love…- it is a tradition! Every year I must be kissed, well, the more kisses the better!
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And other will make a strike, they go out in the streets and strike for more freedom and more happiness… /Anarchists, European Greens etc. serious ones/
I will go with the Czech poets to the grave and sculpture of the poet Karel Hynek Mácha who lived in the 19th century and wrote of the most beautiful LOVE POEM of the centuries in the Czech literature. Here is an English version…. …..Late evening, on the first of May—
The twilit May—the time of love.
Meltingly called the turtle-dove,
Where rich and sweet pinewoods lay.
Whispered of love the mosses frail,
The flowering tree as sweetly lied,
The rose’s fragrant sigh replied
To love-songs of the nightingale.
In shadowy woods the burnished lake
Darkly complained a secret pain,
By circling shores embraced again;
And heaven’s clear sun leaned down to take
A road astray in azure deeps,
Like burning tears the lover weeps. (….)
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In Czech:
Byl pozdní večer -první máj…večerní máj, byl lásky čas…Byl pozdní večer – první máj – večerní máj – byl lásky čas. Hrdliččin zval ku lásce hlas, kde borový zaváněl háj. O lásce šeptal tichý mech; květoucí strom lhal lásky žel, svou lásku slavík růži pěl,
růžinu jevil vonný vzdech.
Ach… and now out and kiss, kiss and kiss men, women, trees, and people who love you and you love them…. spread the message about our Czech tradition!!
PS: Of course it is a day of labour, but we Czechs are more poetic… we are Bohemians… we love when we can play, sing… and love. in Czech is love: Láska.
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Yours Milena Oda Láska
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This man gave me also a kiss…. we fit together in the colors… What do you think? 10312612_10201893343197636_5840331356349104075_n
Read the whole POEM here: http://www.lupomesky.cz/maj/

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