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Gibson, Wilfrid Wilson: Breakfast

Portre of Gibson, Wilfrid Wilson

Breakfast (English)

We ate our breakfast lying on our backs,

Because the shells were screeching overhead.

I bet a rasher to a loaf of bread

That Hull United would beat Halifax

When Jimmy Strainthorpe played full-back instead

Of Billy Bradford. Ginger raised his head

And cursed, and took the bet; and dropped back dead.

We ate our breakfast lying on our backs,

Because the shells were screeching overhead.



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Reggeli (Hungarian)

Reggeliztünk hanyatt feküdve mi,

mert gránát fütyült a fejünk felett.

Fél cipó ellen szalonnát teszek

– mondtam –: a Hull United megveri

a Halifaxet, ha Stainthorpe a bekk,

s nem Bradford. Ginger fölemelkedett,

cifrát mondott, s fogadott, s elesett.

Reggeliztünk hanyatt feküdve mi,

mert gránát fütyült a fejünk felett.



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