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Jarrell, Randall: Halál a lövésztoronyban (The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner in Hungarian)

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The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner (English)

From my mother's sleep I fell into the State,


And I hunched in its belly till my wet fur froze.


Six miles from earth, loosed from its dream of life,


I woke to black flak and the nightmare fighters.


When I died they washed me out of the turret with a hose.

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Halál a lövésztoronyban (Hungarian)


Anyám álmából egyenest az Állam ölébe hulltam,

Hol nyirkos irhám megfagyott, míg ott kuporogtam.

Hat mérföldnyire a föld áloméletétől

Riadtam fekete flak-tól, rémvadászok tüzétől.

Kimostak gumicsővel a lövésztoronyból, holtan.

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