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Avucunun içi gibi bilirdi, beşer şaşar.
Ordulara, donanmalara hayli hayrandı
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Çeviri: Ümit Ünal
Epitaph on a Tyrant - W. H. Auden
Perfection, of a kind, was what he was after,
And the poetry he invented was easy to understand;
He knew human folly like the back of his hand,
And was greatly interested in armies and fleets;
When he laughed, respectable senators burst with laughter,
And when he cried the little children died in the streets.