Mountain country

Man was born here, in the leap of mountain that became his cradle and the grave, too.

He was born in the unhospitable condition of severe county in the wind beaten country.

It was this country, this earth that carried the worn and bare shepherd ´s feet…

It was this earth that soaked up the sweat which run down the peasant´s face or that tasted

his bitter tears of sorrow and joy as well. The earth that gave him his daily bread

and has been giving all along – food and delight for the soul. It brightens up the eyes,

warms the heart and comforts the mind. The earth, which beauty reveals just a little bit

of mysterious face of the creatures.

Ján Timko