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Heaney, Seamus: Dal (Song in Hungarian)

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Song (English)

A rowan like a lipsticked girl.

Between the by-road and the main road

Alder trees at a wet and dripping distance

Stand off among the rushes.


There are the mud-flowers of dialect

And the immortelles of perfect pitch

And that moment when the bird sings very close

To the music of what happens.

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Dal (Hungarian)

A berkenye rúzsozott lány.

A főút és a mellékút között

Messzi nyirkos sásmezőkön

Nedves égerfák merednek.


Tájszólás mocsárvirágai,

Telten zengő örökzöldek.

És az a pillanat, mikor a madár

Szinte azt énekli, ami van.

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