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Wright, Judith: Woman’s Song

Portre of Wright, Judith

Woman’s Song (English)

O move in me, my darling,

for now the sun must rise;

the sun that will draw open

the lips upon your eyes.


O wake in me, my darling.

The knife of day is bright

to cut the thread that binds you

within the flesh of night.


Today I lose and find you

whom yet my blood would keep –

would weave and sing around you

the spells and songs of sleep.


None but I shall know you

as none but I have known;

yet there’s a death and maiden

who wait for you alone;


So move in me, my darling,

whose debt I cannot pay.

Pain and the dark must claim you,

and passion and the day.

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Asszonyi dal (Hungarian)

Ó, mozdulj bennem, édes,

mert most kel föl a nap,

a nap, mely tágra nyitja

lezárt szemhéjadat.


Ó, mozdulj bennem, édes,

a napfény kése már

elvágja azt a szálat,

mely a hús-éjbe zár.


Elhagysz ma, s megtalállak,

kit vérem féltve óv,

köréd fonna s dalolna

bűvigét s altatót.


Csak én ismerlek eztán,

akárcsak ezelőtt;

de egy lány s egy halál vár,

és csak rád várnak ők.


Mozdulj hát, édes, ettől

meg nem válthatlak én.

Magának kér az éj, kín,

a szenvedély s a fény.

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