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Glenday, John: Ima Westrayben (A Westray Prayer in Hungarian)

Portre of Glenday, John

A Westray Prayer (English)

i.m. Mike and Barbara Heasman
Let us now give thanks
for these salt-blown
wind-burned pastures
where oatgrass and timothy
shrink from the harrow of the sea
where Scotland at long last
wearies of muttering its own name
where we may begin
to believe we have always known
what someone in his wisdom
must have meant
when he gave us everything
and told us nothing

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Ima Westrayben (Hungarian)

Mike és Barbara Heasman emlékére
Mondjunk most köszönetet
e sóval befútt
szelek-perzselte legelőkért
ahol a kurtaperjét és a komócsint
elfonnyasztja a tenger gyötrő ereje
ahol Skócia végre-valahára
belefárad abba, hogy saját nevét motyogja
ahol elkezdhetjük
hinni mit mindig is tudtunk
amit valaki nagy bölcsességében
biztos így gondolt
mikor nekünk adott mindent
és semmit sem mondott

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Source of the quotationN. U. K.