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Áprily Lajos: March in Transilvania (Március in English)

Portre of Áprily Lajos

Március (Hungarian)

A nap tüze, látod,

a fürge diákot

a hegyre kicsalta: a csúcsra kiállt.

Csengve, nevetve

kibuggyan a kedve

s egy ős evoét a fénybe kiált.


Régi, kiszáradt

tó vize árad,

néma kutakban a víz kibuzog.

Zeng a picinyke

szénfejű cinke

víg dithyrambusa: dactilusok.


Selymit a barka

már kitakarta,

sárga virágját bontja a som.

Fut, fut az áram

a déli sugárban

s hökken a hó a hideg havason.


Barna patakja

napra kacagva

a lomha Marosba csengve siet.

Zeng a csatorna,

zeng a hegy orma,

s zeng – ugye zeng, ugye zeng a szíved?

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March in Transilvania (English)

of springtime

to wind-chime

the mountain

on the peak.


circles after:

”Hurrahs” the light-giver seek.


from a dry lake

a mud-cake,

from the wells with a burp.


in its playhouse

with its dactylic chirp.


the catkin

throught its flat skin;

in blossom, all yellow and pink.



grow gluey and gulp as they shrink…


rivulets scream

main stream

the lazy Maros river dart.

the high ridge,

the rain-ditch –

a song, silly song, happy song, fill your heart?

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