Janos Arany Poems
- The Bard Of Wales Edward the king, the English ...
- Cosmopolitan Poetry I have no shame, no regret That born ...
- The Mother Of King Matthias Elizabeth Szilágyi swiftly ...
- Toldi The sun shrivels up the sparse alkali flats, parched ...
- Reply To PetőFi My soul is clanging like a cimbalom gone...
- Vojtina’s Ars Poetica (Extract... Mendacem oporrer esse ...
János Arany March 2, 1817—October 22, 1882), was a Hungarian journalist, writer, poet, and translator. He is often said to be the "Shakespeare of ballads" – he wrote more than 40 ballads which have been translated into over 50 languages, as well as the Toldi trilogy, to mention his most famous works.
He was born in Nagyszalonta, Bihar county, Hungary which is now part of ... more »
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The Bard Of Wales
Edward the king, the English king,
Bestrides his tawny steed,
'For I will see if Wales,' said he,
'Accepts my rule indeed.
'Are stream and mountain fair to see?
Are meadow grasses good?
Do corn-lands bear a crop more rare
Since wash'd with rebel's blood?
'And are the wretched people there,
Whose insolence I broke
As happy as the oxen are
Beneath the driver's yoke?
'In truth this Wales, Sire, is a gem,
The fairest in your crown:
The stream and field rich harvest yield,
And fair and dale and down.
'And all the wretched people ...