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Szabédi László: Irrationale (Irrationale in English)

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Irrationale (Hungarian)

Mint egy kötél, mely elszakadt,

mint egy edény, mely elhasadt,

mint egy óra, amely lejárt,

mint egy vándor, aki megállt,


mint egy őrült, ki észt s hitet

egyetlen szóba sűrített,

mint egy halott, kit még gyötör

a süket és vak sírgödör,


mint egy isten, ki önmagát

megunva, hasztalan teremtett

a sárból embert, csak saját

sárarcát tükrözi az ember.



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Irrationale (English)

Like a rope that has been snapped,

like a vessel that has cracked,

like a clock that has run down,

like a tramp, his journey done,


like a madman who has stowed

reason and faith in one small word,

like a dead man whose tortures live

on in the deaf and eyeless grave,


like a god, bored with himself,

who has created, but in vain,

a man of mud, to find the filthy

mudface but reflects his own.

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