Iron Sunday/Železná Neděle

My attempts to create a new advent tradition with my Bohemian Advent series in this country have been held back by my recent health problems, but it will continue as a tradition on this blog at least.

I will be appearing on Zaklog the Great’s Book Club to discuss this series in the runup to Christmas. Here he is performing Iron Sunday:

 

Below is the English version, followed by the Czech translation

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<strong>Iron Sunday</strong>

Nations crushed by iron wheels,
With gladii and oblong shields,
As far as human eyes can see
Reigns Caesar unopposed, supreme.

He sees himself as a great god
To rule all with an iron rod.
“My empire has been built to last
My might will never be surpassed.”

But soon That Day will come.

<strong>Železná neděle</strong>

Železná kola národy drtí,
oválné štíty a čepele smrti.
Kam oko člověka dohlédne, vidí,
Císař je bezmezný vládce všech lidí.

Jist si je nade vše svou božskou rolí,
železnou vládne všem pěstí a holí.
“Pevně jsem zbudoval říši svou věčnou,
vládnu jí mocí nekonečnou.”

Však brzy již vzejde ten den.

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