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My English translation of Ady Endre's poem Az Ertol az Oceanig
by Imre Kalanyos

Wednesday, August 01, 2007
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I memorized Ady's poem when I was in fourth grade. Inspired by it, I too, like the foam of the Rill,aimed for the saint big Ocean - for Freedom and Equality I craved as a child.

           From the Rill to the Ocean


The rill, a big sleepy, strange ditch
In it muddy water, the home of sedge and bulrush
But Kraszna, Szamos , Tisza and Duna**
Carry its foam to the ocean.

 And if the cliff to climb should fall on me
If hundreds of curses should grip my blood
If thousands moles should dig a dam in front of me
I will still reach the ocean.


I want to because it is sad courage
I want to because it is the world=s marvel of marvels
That someone starts at the rill
And reaches the saint, the big Ocean.


* My translation of Ady Endre=s poem titled Az Ertöl az Oceanig

**Four rivers in Hungary

From the Rill to the Ocean
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Reviewed by Selene Skye 1/21/2009
Imre Kalanyos, vissza repultettel azokba a percekben mikor icin leany voltam a Duna meseji mellett.
Reviewed by Charlie 7/31/2008
Very good translation. What an inspiring poem. You may be interested in reading the writings of Mannie Moreno here at AD, and Selene Sky Deme-- she's also native Hungarian with a colorful pen. --Charlie
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 7/26/2008
A great rendition of your favorite poem. I too love the ocean and find it to be peaceful and it takes all my problems away when I view it. Nothing like those waves reaching out to us with peace and triumph. Good write.

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