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Browning, Robert: Éjszakai találkozó (Meeting at Night in Hungarian)

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Meeting at Night (English)


The grey sea and the long black land;

And the yellow half-moon large and low;

And the startled little waves that leap

In fiery ringlets from their sleep,

As I gain the cove with pushing prow,

And quench its speed in the slushy sand.



Then a mile of warm sea-scented beach;

Three fields to cross till a farm appears;

A tap at the pane, the quick sharp scratch

And blue spurt of a lighted match,

And a voice less loud, thro’ its joys and fears,

Than the two hearts beating each to each!

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Éjszakai találkozó (Hungarian)


A szürke tenger, a fekete táj;

A hold, mint sárga, görbe kés;

S az álmukból riadó pici

Hullámok tüzes gyűrüi,

Mikor az öbölbe fordulok és

Csónakom a parton megáll.



Aztán egy mérföld sós homok;

Három dűlőn túl a tanya;

Ablak, kopogás, gyors sercegés,

Kék gyufaláng, mely elenyész,

Egy nő halk s boldog sikolya,

S két szív, mely egymáson dobog!

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