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Smith, Stevie: Érzem, mama, szemét és trágyadomb (Mother, Among the Dustbins in Hungarian)

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Mother, Among the Dustbins (English)

Mother, among the dustbins and the manure
I feel the measure of my humanity, an allure
As of the presence of God, I am sure

In the dustbins, in the manure, in the cat at play,
Is the presence of God, in a sure way
He moves there. Mother, what do you say?

I too have felt the presence of God in the broom
I hold, in the cobwebs in the room,
But most of all in the silence of the tomb.

Ah! but that thought that informs the hope of our kind
Is but an empty thing, what lies behind? --
Naught but the vanity of a protesting mind

That would not die. This is the thought that bounces
Within a conceited head and trounces
Inquiry. Man is most frivolous when he pronounces.

Well Mother, I shall continue to think as I do,
And I think you would be wise to do so too,
Can you question the folly of man in the creation of God?
Who are you?



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Érzem, mama, szemét és trágyadomb (Hungarian)

Érzem, mama, szemét és trágyadomb
közt emberségem mértékét: valami vonz,
mintha Isten jelenléte. Tudom:

a szemétben, a porban, a macska ha
játszik, Isten van ott, maga
mozog. Te mit gondolsz, mama?

Én is éreztem már: míg söprök, ott van
Isten a söprűben, a pókhálós sarokban,
s mindennél jobban a csöndes sirokban.

De jaj, a gondolat, miben remél e faj,
üres képzelgés csak, s hogy mit takar?
A makacs lélek hívságát, mely nem akar

meghalni. Ez a gondolat fakad
az önhitt észben, kételyt ez tagad
le. Az ember, mikor kijelent, akkor a legfrivolabb.

Hát én mást, mama, nem hiszek eztán se;
ha te is így tennél, jobb lenne…
Hibáztatni mered az embert, mért teremtett Istent?
Te?!



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