He lies who strove for high intent,
his own benumbed, unspeaking monument.
No tears can wake him now, no words, nor herbs or fungus,
who once upon a time dwelt here among us.

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 7, 2011

Length: 174 characters

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