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Barrett-Browning, Elizabeth: Sonnets From the Portuguese XXVI

Portre of Barrett-Browning, Elizabeth

Sonnets From the Portuguese XXVI (English)

I lived with visions for my company
Instead of men and women, years ago,
And found them gentle mates, nor thought to know
A sweeter music than they played to me.
But soon their trailing purple was not free
Of this world's dust, their lutes did silent grow,
And I myself grew faint and blind below
Their vanishing eyes. Then thou didst come---to be,
Beloved, what they seemed. Their shining fronts,
Their songs, their splendours (better, yet the same,
As river-water hallowed into fonts),
Met in thee, and from out thee overcame
My soul with satisfaction of all wants:
Because God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame.



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Portugál szonettek XXVI (Hungarian)

Nem férfiak s nők – víziók sora
Volt társam hosszú esztendőkön át,
S e nemes társak édesded dalát
Úgy szürcsöltem, mint más zenét soha,
De aztán bíbor leplük föld pora
Szeplőzte – lantjuk dermedt csöndben állt,
És engem vakká s alélttá zilált
Tűnő szemük. S te jöttél akkor: a
Valósult Vízió! Ama zene
S tündöklő arcuk, fényük (mint a friss
Patak- több: keresztelő kút vize!)
Beléd gyűlve engem is elborít s
Betölti vágyaim. Az Úr kegye
Rápirít legszebb álmainkra is.



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