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Johnson, James Weldon: Amerikához (To America in Hungarian)

Portre of Johnson, James Weldon

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To America (English)

How would you have us, as we are?
Or sinking 'neath the load we bear?
Our eyes fixed forward on a star?
Or gazing empty at despair?
Rising or falling? Men or things?
With dragging pace or footsteps fleet?
Strong, willing sinews in your wings?
Or tightening chains about your feet?

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Amerikához (Hungarian)

Úgy akarsz, aminő vagyok?
vagy hajtsam a nyakam igába?
emeljem főm a csillagok
felé? vagy éljek megalázva?
Fenn vagy lenn? Szolgának, szabadnak
akarsz? szállva vagy letiporva?
Téged is az égbe ragadlak
vagy lehullok veled a porba?

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