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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

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)

Az élet zárkájából át a teljes sötétbe –

huszonöt évet éltem még csupán!

Nyelvem nem mondta még ki, ami bennem forrongott,

a kisváros azt hitte, hogy színbolond vagyok.

De kezdettől volt egy világos célom,

s hajtott a nagy, leküzdhetetlen vágy:

hogy megtanuljam kívülről, bevágjam

az Encyclopedia Britannicát.

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