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Toomer, Jean: Georgiai portré (Portrait in Georgia in Hungarian)

Portre of Toomer, Jean

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Portrait in Georgia (English)

 Hair--braided chestnut,
     coiled like a lyncher’s rope,
Lips--old scars, or the first red blisters,
Breath--the last sweet scent of cane,
And her slim body, white as the ash
     of black flesh after flame.

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Georgiai portré (Hungarian)

Haja: sötét gyűrű, keményre fonva,
  mint egy lincselőkötél;
a szeme: fáklya;
ajka: sebhely, vagy rikító vörös kelés;
lélegzete: cukornád édes illata;
hajlékony teste fehér, mint a hamu,
  mely az elégetett fekete test után marad.

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