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Hughes, Ted: The Plaintiff

Portre of Hughes, Ted

The Plaintiff (English)

These are the wings and beak of light!

This is your moon of pain - and the wise night-bird
Your smile's shadow.

This bird
Is the life-divining bush of your desert.

The heavy-fruited, burning tree
Of your darkness.

How you have nursed her!

Her feathers are leaves, the leaves tongues,
The mouths wounds, the tongues flames

The feet

Buried in your chest, a humbling weight
That will not it you breathe.

Your heart's winged flower
Come to supplant you.

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Source of the quotation

A felperes (Hungarian)

Ez a fénymadár!

Ez fájdalom-holdad – és a bölcs éj-madár
Mosolyod árnya.

Ez a madár
Sivatagod élet-jósló bokra.

Súlyos gyümölcsű, égő fája

Hogy ápolgattad!

Tollai levelek, a levelek nyelvek,
A szájak sebek, a nyelvek lángok

A lábak

Melledbe temetett megalázó súly,
Nem enged lélegezni.

Szíved szárnyas virága,
Jött kiszorítani téged.

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Source of the quotationT. I.