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Galsworthy, John: Dolina tienov (Valley of the Shadow in Slovak)

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Portre of Rafajová, Mária

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Valley of the Shadow (English)

God, I am travelling out to death's sea,
I, who exulted in sunshine and laughter,
Dreamed not of dying — death is such waste of me! —
Grant me one prayer:
Doom not the hereafter

Of mankind to war, as though I had died not —
I, who in battle, my comrade's arm linking,
Shouted and sang, life in my pulses hot
Throbbing and dancing!
Let not my sinking

In dark be for naught, my death a vain thing!
God, let me know it the end of man's fever!
Make my last breath a bugle call, carrying
Peace o'er the valleys
and cold hills for ever!



Uploaded byRépás Norbert
PublisherDelphi Classics, Kindle Edition (13 Feb. 2013), ASIN: B00BFJFTFQ
Source of the quotationComplete Works of John Galsworthy with the Complete Forsyte Books

Dolina tienov (Slovak)

Môj Bože, padám v čierne more smrti -
a tak som fúbil slnce, radosť, máj!
Či ma nie škoda, že ma hĺbka zhltí?
Čuj moju prosbu:
Nikdy netrestaj už ľudstvo vojnou.

Ľudstvo do boja, sťaby som umrel preds' nie –
Ja, kto v boji s tovarišmi pod pazuchy držiac sa,
Reval a nôtil som, žarký tepot moje bytie
Pulzujúce a tancujúce bez konca!
Nenechaj ma potopiť sa.

Keď zahyniem, nech nezahyniem márne,
nech so mnou navždy zomrie v ľuďoch bes!
Môj posledný dych nech znie nad kasárne
a nad doliny, hory do nebies,
sťa zatrúbenie ku večnému mieru.



Uploaded byRépás Norbert
PublisherTRANOSCIUS v Liptovskom Sv. Mikuláši, ako 33. Sväzok edície
Source of the quotationSkala vekov, Preklady a parafrázy náboženskej poézie
Bookpage (from–to)80-80
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