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A legszebb virág (1952)


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Öt Arany-dal (5 Arany Songs)


A legszebb virág

Szép virág a rózsa;
hát még a bimbója!
Mert az ég harmatja
mindennap mosdatja.
Szép virág a szűzlány
ünnepnapra kelve.
De legszebb virág
a haza szent szerelme!
Nem terem az kertbe
a fekete földbül,
Sem a virágágyból
soha ki nem zöldül.
Csak terem az épen
az ember szívében,
Az ember szívének
legislegmélyében.

The most beautiful flower

A lovely flower is the rose;
and her buds even more so!
For heaven's dew
bathes them each day.
A lovely flower is a maiden,
awakened on festival day.
But the most beautiful flower
is the holy love of the fatherland!
It grows not in the garden
out of black earth,
nor in the flower bed
does it blossom.
It grows hearty only
in the human heart,
in the human heart,
deep, deep within.

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Composer

György Sándor Ligeti was a Hungarian-Austrian composer of contemporary classical music.


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Poet

János Arany was a Hungarian journalist, writer, poet, and translator. He wrote over 102 ballads, which have been translated into over 50 languages.


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