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Hughes, Ted: Hullakirály (King Of Carrion in Hungarian)

Portre of Hughes, Ted

King Of Carrion (English)

His palace is of skulls.

His crown is the last splinters
Of the vessel of life.

His throne is the scaffold of bones, the hanged thing’s
Rack and final stretcher.

His robe is the black of the last blood.

His kingdom is empty-

The empty world, from which the last cry
Flapped hugely, hopelessly away
Into the blindness and dumbness and deafness of the gulf

Returning, shrunk, silent

To reign over silence.

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Source of the quotation

Hullakirály (Hungarian)

Palotája koponyákból.

Koronája az élet edényének
Utolsó szilánkjaiból.

Trónja csont-vérpad, az akasztott
Kínpadja és végső csigája.

Palástja a végső vér feketéje.

Birodalma üresség -

Az üres világ, melyből a végső sikoly
Hatalmasan, reménytelen elszállt
A vak, süket és néma örvénybe

S visszatért töppedten, szótlanul

Trónolni a csend felett. 

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