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Harsent, David: Kokárda (Cockade in Hungarian)

Portre of Harsent, David
Portre of Rakovszky Zsuzsa

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Cockade (English)

The silence of auditoria, the groan
of ropes on a midnight jetty.

In the stalls, a glove, or a black cockade;
triplets of backwash ticking against the boats.

These are the missing moments in our lives:
perfect, unenjoyed.

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Kokárda (Hungarian)

A nézőtér csöndje, hajókötél
nyöszörgése éjféli mólón.

A zsöllyében kesztyű, sötét kokárda,
hullám-trió, ahogy a csónaknak csapódik.

Ezek hiányoznak az életünkből:
hibátlan másodpercek, meg-nem-éltek.

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