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Poe, Edgar Allan: Helénhez (To Helen (Helen, thy beauty is to me...) in Hungarian)

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To Helen (Helen, thy beauty is to me...) (English)

Helen, thy beauty is to me
   Like those Nicéan barks of yore,
That gently, o'er a perfumed sea,
   The weary, way-worn wanderer bore
   To his own native shore.

On desperate seas long wont to roam,
   Thy hyacinth hair, thy classic face,
Thy Naiad airs have brought me home
   To the glory that was Greece,      
   And the grandeur that was Rome.

Lo! in yon brilliant window-niche
   How statue-like I see thee stand,
The agate lamp within thy hand!
   Ah, Psyche, from the regions which
   Are Holy-Land!



Uploaded byDvorcsák Gábor Imre
Source of the quotationE. A. Poe Összes Költeményei

Helénhez (Hungarian)

Helén, olyan vagy, mint a thrák
Hajó, amely az óceán
Illat-belengte bársonyán
Fáradt, sokat járt vándorát
Honába vitte hajdanán.

Kit rég a tenger hányt, a vad,
Hellászi nő, jácinthajad
S najád-dalod eljött velem
Athénbe, hol hírnév fakad,
S Rómába, hol nagyság terem.

Szobor, csodálva nézem el,
Mint állsz fülkédben, gazdagon.
Kezedben agát-mécsest emel!
Psychém, ahonnan érkezel,
Szent föld a hon!



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