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Kiss József: Oh why so late... (Ó, mért oly későn... in English)

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Ó, mért oly későn... (Hungarian)

Ó, mért oly későn, levelek hullása,
Daru távozása idején:
Mért nem találkoztam rózsanyiláskor,
Hajnalhasadáskor veled én?

Mért nem hallgathattuk édes-kettesbe
A pacsirtát lesbe, te meg én?
Mért nem találkoztunk a mámor, a vágyak,
Az ifju álmok idején!...

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Oh why so late... (English)

Oh why so late, when tired leaves are falling,
When cranes depart towards a distant sky:
Oh why couldn't we meet in roseblossom time,
In the early sunrise, you and I?

Oh why couldn't we hide in secret two-some
And eavesdrop as the lark sang in the sky?
And why couldn't we meet in burning passion,
In time for young dreams, you and I!...

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