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Petőfi Sándor: Sorrow? A great ocean (A bánat? Egy nagy oceán in English)

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A bánat? Egy nagy oceán (Hungarian)

A bánat? egy nagy oceán.
S az öröm?
Az óceán kis gyöngye. Talán,
Mire fölhozom, össze is töröm.


(Szalkszentmárton, 1846. március 10. előtt.)

Source of the quotation

Sorrow? A great ocean (English)

Sorrow? A great ocean.
A little pearl of the ocean.
By the time I fish it up
I may break it.

PublisherAlbion Editions, Manchester
Source of the quotationHundred Hungarian Poems