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Bly, Robert: Watching Television

Portre of Bly, Robert

Watching Television (English)

Sounds are heard too high for ears,
From the body cells there is an answering bay;
Soon the inner streets fill with a chorus of barks.

We see the landing craft coming in,
The black car sliding to a stop,
The Puritan killer loosening his guns.

Wild dogs tear off noses and eyes
And run off with them down the street -
The body tears off its own arms and throws them into the air.

The detective draws fifty-five million people into his revolver,
Who sleep restlessly as in an air raid in London;
Their backs become curved in the sloping dark.

The filaments of the soul slowly separate;
The spirit breaks, a puff of dust floats up;
Like a house in Nebraska that suddenly explodes.



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Televízió (Hungarian)

Fülsértő hangok visítanak,
A test sejtjeiből csaholás felel;
Lassan ugatókórussal telnek meg a belső utcák.

Látjuk, mint gördül be a leszálló gép,
Fékez le a fekete kocsi puhán,
S oldja el puskáját a jámbor bérgyilkos.

Megvadult kutyák marnak ki orrot, szemet,
Elrohannak velük az utcán -
Leszaggatja és eldobja tagjait a test.

Ötvenötmilliót tart a detektív pisztolyvégen,
Álmuk nyugtalan, mint bombázáskor,
Hátuk nekigörbül a lezúduló sötétnek.

A lélek rétegei lassan szétmállanak.
Megtörik a szellem, porgomoly száll föl;
Szétnyílik, mint e ház Nebraskában.



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Source of the quotationK. Gy.

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