Attila József

George Szirtes:

I have translated only a little. That tone is hard to strike as well as keeping form. It is colloquial, romantic yet firmly rooted in realism. […]

Fat drops of rain on the roof,
          metallic pit-a-pat.
Cluck on old hen, brood me time,
          hatch me some of that.

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