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Landor, Walter Savage: Twenty Years hence

Portre of Landor, Walter Savage

Twenty Years hence (English)

Twenty years hence my eyes may grow,

If not quite dim, yet rather so;

Yet yours from others they shall know,

         Twenty years hence.


Twenty years hence, though it may hap

That I be call'd to take a nap

In a cool cell where thunder-clap

         Was never heard,


There breathe but o'er my arch of grass

A not too sadly sigh'd 'Alas!'

And I shall catch, ere you can pass,

         That winged word.

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Még akkor is (Hungarian)

Húsz év múlva szemem, lehet,

homályosnak lát fényeket,

de megismeri a szemed

még akkor is.


Húsz év múlva, lehet, sötét

hűs lyukban alszom, hol az ég

dörgését nem hallotta még

a mély sosem;


hol fű borítja síromat,

egy jajt – nem túl bánatosat –

küldj majd felém, és ott marad

hangod velem.

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