Kosztolányi Dezső: A lelkem oly kihalt, üres
A lelkem oly kihalt, üres (Hungarian)
A lelkem oly kihalt, üres,
My soul is so dead, empty... (English)
My soul is so dead, empty,
like the mirror at midnight.
Dead, illuminating alone,
the circle of enchanted light.
Formerly it saw the sun,
But now in it orphanhood,
Who sees himself here departs,
the land too falls away.
His will be silence, the night,
and who looks into it will die.