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Sándor Petőfi
« on: 30 May, 2011, 08:38:09 »
Sándor Petőfi (Σάντορ Πέτοφι) (January 1, 1823 – most likely July 31, 1849), born as Alexander Petrovics was a Hungarian poet and revolutionary with Slovak origin, the author of "Nemzeti dal", the poem said to have inspired the Hungarian Revolution of 1848, in which he played a key role. He is considered Hungary's national poet. [...]



Portrait of Petőfi painted by Miklós Barabás

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Sándor Petőfi, I'll be a tree
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Sándor Petőfi, I'll be a tree

Fa leszek, ha fának vagy virága.
Ha harmat vagy: én virág leszek.
Harmat leszek, ha te napsugár vagy...
Csak, hogy lényink egyesüljenek.

Ha, leányka, te vagy a mennyország:
Akkor én csillagá változom.
Ha, leányka, te vagy a pokol: (hogy
Egyesüljünk) én elkárhozom.

I'll be a tree, if you are its flower,
Or a flower, if you are the dew-
I'll be the dew, if you are the sunbeam,
Only to be united with you.

My lovely girl, if you are the Heaven,
I shall be a star above on high;
My darling, if you are hell-fire,
To unite us, damned I shall die.

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