Arany János: On the slope (A lejtőn Angol nyelven)
A lejtőn (Magyar)
Száll az este. Hollószárnya
Boldog évek! - ha ugyan ti
Most ez a hit... néma kétség,
On the slope (Angol)
To my window quiver sends,
Brooding over passing times is
My soul's shade as it descends.
I look back, like do the clouds on
Countryside that passed beneath:
It was sombre - now with joy filled,
Green and clear seems all the heath.
Happy years, if you indeed were
Happier, as I recall, -
Mounds of my past, green and blooming!
Let me think about you all.
Although woes and sighs a-plenty
Filled my mouth for ever more.
By one fewer were those sighs for
I had faith in what’s in store!
Now this faith is… quiet doubting,
And the more I walk the track,
The deeper is all the darkness;
Nor can I be turning back.
Not rising, like in the past, for
My life's downward slope is this;
Like night walkers crossing water,
Must take care, ere all’s amiss.