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Radauskas, Henrikas: Hope (Viltis in English)

Portre of Radauskas, Henrikas

Viltis (Lithuanian)

Sunku kovoti su aušra:

Juodi švininiai lietūs lyja

Mirties krašte, bet ji gera:

Ji dega žėrinčią žariją,


Ir liaujasi sunkus lietus,

Žiedų ir lapų nepakirtęs,

Ir rytas leidžiasi skaudus,

Kaip ledo durklas, - mums į širdis. 

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Hope (English)

It's hard to hold sunrise down.

When rain's poured black lead solid

On death's land, dawn comes through

With sparks from its glowing ember


To make the heavy rain stop, short

Of snapping buds and leaves off,

And let the morning sink painfully in,

A dagger of ice straight to our hearts.

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