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Ady Endre: The black piano (A fekete zongora in English)

Portre of Ady Endre

A fekete zongora (Hungarian)

Bolond hangszer: sír, nyerít és búg.
Fusson, akinek nincs bora,
Ez a fekete zongora.
Vak mestere tépi, cibálja,
Ez az Élet melódiája.
Ez a fekete zongora.

Fejem zúgása, szemem könnye,
Tornázó vágyaim tora,
Ez mind, mind: ez a zongora.
Boros, bolond szívemnek vére
Kiömlik az ő ütemére.
Ez a fekete zongora.

Source of the quotation

The black piano (English)

Crazy strings: they neigh, and boom and whine.
Away with you, unless you have some wine!
This is the black piano!
The blind tickler - tears into the keys
These are life's bitter melodies.
This is the black piano.

My buzzing head, my tearful eyes,
The wake of my wrestling desires,
all this, all this: the black piano.
My drunk, crazy heart pumps my blood
Beating in time with the throbbing flood
this is the black piano.