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Pilinszky János: Yes, The Leaves (Igen, a lomb in English)

Portre of Pilinszky János

Igen, a lomb (Hungarian)

Igen, a lomb ragyog,
a lomb tovább ragyog,
és te úgy függsz e televény
előterében, akár egy gyümölcs.
Holott ember vagy, holott ember voltál,
útszéli Isten.

Uploaded byN.Ullrich Katalin
Source of the

Yes, The Leaves (English)

Yes, the leaves are shining,
the leaves keep on shining,
and you hang in the forefront
of this garden-mould, like a fruit.
Though you’re human, you were human,
a roadside God.

Uploaded byN.Ullrich Katalin
Source of the quotationN. U. K.