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Yeats, William Butler: Politika (Politics in Hungarian)

Portre of Yeats, William Butler

Politics (English)

`In our time the destiny of man presents its meanings in political terms'
Thomas Mann

How can I, that girl standing there,
My attention fix
On Roman or on Russian
Or on Spanish politics?
Yet here's a travelled man that knows
What he talks about,
And there's a politician
That has read and thought,
And maybe what they say is true
Of war and war's alarms,
But O that I were young again
And held her in my arms!

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Politika (Hungarian)

„Korunkban az ember végzete politikai kategóriákban fogalmazódik meg.”
Thomas Mann

Hogyan is járhatna eszem,
Amíg ott az a lány,
A római, orosz vagy a
Spanyol politikán?
Pedig világjárt ember ez,
Tudja, hogy mit beszél,
S az a politikus, az is
Olvas, érvekkel él.
Hogy háború lesz: meglehet,
Igazat mondanak.
De jaj, volnék csak fiatal,
Kapnám karomba csak!

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