This is what man is like, a singular sample.
No copy existed before, nor does one at present.
As on a living branch each leaf is different
so time itself will breed no simulacrum.

translated by George Szirtes

Dezső Kosztolányi

Dezső Kosztolányi

Hungarian author, poet, translator, journalist

29 March 1885 — 3 November 1936

Funeral oration (poem)


Time of publication: September 6, 2011

Length: 179 characters

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