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The main idea of this project is unique: Babelmatrix is a multidimensional-multilingual web anthology, which is displaying parallelly the original and the translated works. This provides the users with an adequate glimps into the culture of other European countries, in which the national literatures play a decisive role. This portal is representing and realizing the European idea of multilinguism, unity in diversity.

Messze, messze (Hungarian)

Spanyolhon. Tarka hímü rét.
Tört árnyat nyujt a minarét.
Bús donna barna balkonon
mereng a bíbor alkonyon.

Olaszhon. Göndör fellegek,
Sötét ég lanyhul fülleteg.
Szökőkut víze fölbuzog.
Tört márvány, fáradt mirtuszok.

Göröghon. Szirtek, régi rom,
ködöt pipáló bús orom.

[…]

Daleko... daleko... (Croatian)

Španjolska. Livada šaren vez.
Sjena minareta britki rez.
Sa svog balkona sjetna dona
Zuri u grimiz nebosklona.

Italija. Kudravi oblaci,
Tamni i sumračni kišnjaci.
Vodoskoka mlazevi pršte.
Lomljen mramor. Mirte su mršte.

Grčka. Greben, groblje ruševina.
Magle puše vrhovi planina.
Sva zemlja golet, pust, zrak, gorje.
Pastiri, stada, smilje, borje.

[…]

Fortepian Szopena (Polish)

Do Antoniego C...

La musique est une chose étrange!
Byron
L'arte? ... c'est l'art - et puis,Voilà tout.
Béranger

I 
Byłem u Ciebie w te dni przedostatnie
Nie docieczonego wątku -- --
-- Pełne, jak Mit,

[…]

Chopin's Grand Piano (English)

To Antoni C...

La musique est une chose étrange!
Byron
L'arte? ... c'est l'art - et puis,Voilà tout
.
Béranger 

I
In those near-final days I visited you -
Filled with elusive theme -

Jechać do Lwowa (Polish)

Rodzicom

Jechać do Lwowa. Z którego dworca jechać
do Lwowa, jeżeli nie we śnie, o świcie,
gdy rosa na walizkach i właśnie rodzą się
ekspresy i torpedy. Nagle wyjechać do
Lwowa, w środku nocy, w dzień, we wrześniu
lub w marcu. Jeżeli Lwów istnieje, pod

[…]

To Go to Lvov (English)

To My Parents

To go to Lvov. Which station
for Lvov, if not in a dream, at dawn, when dew
gleans on a suitcase, when express
trains and bullet trains are being born. To leave
in haste for Lvov, night or day, in September
or in March. But only if Lvov exist,
if it is to be found within the frontiers and not just
 
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