Rúfus, Milan: Beauty (Krása in English)
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Who can tell why
the warriors painted their shields?
Who can tell beauty
how deep it is in us?
- So deep,
so deep that we scare death with you
as with a cockerel.
In our world locked in from all sides
don’t abandon the poet.
Don’t show him the magpie on a wheel.
A little nest of talk, full of a glittering...
There’s sadness with him and sadness without him.