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Hajnal Anna: Borostyánkőbe zárt bogár

Portre of Hajnal Anna

Borostyánkőbe zárt bogár (Hungarian)

Borostyánkőbe zárt bogár,
még látszik hajszálgyenge csápja,
belezárta a lágy halál
a kemény hallhatatlanságba.

Itt csillog mint üveg mögött,
egykori vergődése hol van?
sírt, bogárhangon zümmögött,
elszállt a sírás, mondd meg hol van?

bezárva, páncélos halott,
örökre rajta díszruhája, –
az a kis lélek van, ha volt,
köröz hangtalan zuhanása.


Uploaded byP. T.
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A beetle locked in amber's hold (English)

A beetle locked in amber's hold,
its tentacles one still can see,
imprisoned by soft death, and old,
in hardened immortality.
It shines as if behind a dish
of glass, its struggle – gone - but where?
It cried, it buzzed in Beetle-ish,
the tears have flown, who knows to where?
This corpse, shut in, in armour clad,
forever wears its best of all, –
its tiny soul, if one it had,
still circles in a silent fall.

Uploaded byLeslie A. Kery
Source of the quotationKery, Leslie A.