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Masters, Edgar Lee: A Spoon River-i holtak - Frank Drummer (Spoon River Anthology - Frank Drummer in Hungarian)

Portre of Masters, Edgar Lee
Portre of Gergely Ágnes

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Spoon River Anthology - Frank Drummer (English)

  Out of a cell into this darkened space--

  The end at twenty-five!

  My tongue could not speak what stirred within me,

  And the village thought me a fool.

  Yet at the start there was a clear vision,

  A high and urgent purpose in my soul

  Which drove me on trying to memorize

  The Encyclopedia Britannica!

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A Spoon River-i holtak - Frank Drummer (Hungarian)

A cellából ebbe az elsötétítésbe —

huszonöt év s a vég!

Nem jött a számra, hogy mi forr belül,

a község azt hitte, bolond vagyok.

Pedig kezdetben volt egy tiszta kép,

valami nagy, mohó és lelki cél

űzött, hogy próbáljam bevágni szószerint

az Encyclopaedia Britannicát!

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