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Rosenberg, Isaac: If You Are Fire

Portre of Rosenberg, Isaac

If You Are Fire (English)

If you are fire and I am fire,

Who blows the flame apart

So that desire eludes desire

Around one central heart ?


A single root and separate bough,

And what blind hands between

That make our longing's mutual glow

As if it had not been ? 

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Ha tűz vagy (Hungarian)

Ha tűz vagy s én is tűz vagyok,

ki fújhat úgy reánk,

hogy vágy a vágytól ellobog,

bár együtt ég a láng?


Egy törzsök kettős kacsba ring,

s miféle vaksi kéz

bogozza izzó kapcsaink,

míg széthull az egész?

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