A TRIBUTR TO MIKLOS RADNOTI
‘I AM A POET WHO’S FIT FOR THE SKY’S FIRE
BECAUSE TO TRUTH HE’S TESTIFIED’-Miklos)
The foremost Hungarian poet of the twentieth
Was born in Budapest in 1909 into a Jewish
Both his mother and twin brother died at his
But in our Muse blessed poetic sky he has left
behind his indelible mark!
He always loved Hungary and was a dedicated
Later, converted to Catholicism, but remained
In 1934 obtained a PhD in Hungarian Literature;
Got married to Fanni Gyarmati the following year.
His earlier poetical works –‘Pagan Salute’, ‘Song
of Modern Shepherd’ and Translations are held
Identified as a Jew, sent to the labour camp at
Yugoslavia, as fate had slated,
And with the approach of the Russian army, -
those camps got evacuated!
A forced route march followed through Hungary
towards the German border;
By that megalomaniac - Hitler’s orders!
Eventually, too weak to walk, along with 21 of
Was shot by the guards, an inhuman fate!
And after the war when their mass grave was
His wife found in his trench coat pocket a small
pencil scribbled note book!
It contained his posthumous collection-‘Sky
Without Clouds’ - Radnoti’s legacy,
His eternal dedication to the Muse of Poetry!
12 Mar 09
(MOVED BY THE POETRY OF MIKLOS RADNOTI, I
WANTED ALL TRUE LOVERS OF POETRY TO READ
very touching life of a creative genius...thnq captain for sharing it...
Thanks for this valuable info......Its a great tribute to a great poet! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem
a nice tribute..information well delivered..thanks for sharing...