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Larkin, Philip: Ez légyen a vers (This Be The Verse in Hungarian)

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Portre of Varró Dániel

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This Be The Verse (English)

They fuck you up, your mum and dad.  

    They may not mean to, but they do.  

They fill you with the faults they had

    And add some extra, just for you.


But they were fucked up in their turn

     By fools in old-style hats and coats,  

Who half the time were soppy-stern

    And half at one another’s throats.


Man hands on misery to man.

    It deepens like a coastal shelf.

Get out as early as you can,

    And don’t have any kids yourself.

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Ez légyen a vers (Hungarian)

Muter, fater kikúr veled.

     Hibákat dugdosnak beléd.

Sajátjukat, és csak neked

     Két-három extrát pluszba még.


De hát velük is csak kicsesztek

     Fűzős, cilinderes hülyék,

Kik hol egymás torkának estek,

     Hol nyafkák voltak és gügyék.


Apáról fiúra száll a baj.

     Rosszabb lesz minden új löket.

Szállj ki ebből, ha tudsz, hamar,

     És ne csináljál kölyköket.

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