by Thomas Hardy (1840 - 1928)
Translation by Dezső Kosztolányi (1885 - 1936)

Waiting both
Language: English 
A star looks down at me,
And says: "Here I and you
Stand, each in our degree:
What do you mean to do, -
  Mean to do?"

I say: "For all I know,
Wait, and let Time go by,
Till my change come." - "Just so,"
The star says: "So mean I: -
  So mean I."

First published in London Mercury November 1924

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Mindketten várnak
Language: Hungarian (Magyar)  after the English 
Egy csillag rám lenéz
s szól: „Én itt és te ott,
mindkettő más s egész:
Mondd, mi a szándokod,
a szándokod?”

Szólok: „Csak várni, mint
múl az Idő velem.”
„Én is — a csillag int —,
én is ezt mívelem,
ezt mívelem.”

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This text was added to the website: 2019-12-03
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