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Yeats, William Butler: Sellő (A mermaid in Hungarian)

Portre of Yeats, William Butler

A mermaid (English)

A mermaid found a swimming lad,
Picked him for her own,
Pressed her body to his body,
Laughed; and plunging down
Forgot in cruel happiness
That even lovers drown.

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Sellő (Hungarian)

A sellő egy fiúra lelt
Kedvesévé tette
Test a testet átölelt
S lebuktak nevetve
Hogy szerető is megfulhat
Azt elfelejtette.

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Source of the quotationK. T.