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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.

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The black piano (English)

Fool instrument: it weeps, neighs, it hums.
Wine? Be off if you're having none,
This black piano is the one.
This is Life's melody, hacked at, hewn,
By its blind master playing the tune.
This black piano is the one.
Buzz of my head, the tears of my eyes,
Vying desires feast - when done,
All in this piano as one.
My wine-sodden, foolish heart depletes
Its blood: it pours out, shed to the beats.
This black piano is the one.

Uploaded byP. T.
Source of the quotationL. A. K.