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Petri György: You've Stuck Me on Your Hook, oh Lord (Horgodra tűztél, uram in English)

Portre of Petri György

Horgodra tűztél, uram (Hungarian)

Horgodra tűztél, uram.
Huszonhat éve
kunkorodok, tekergek
csábosan, mégsem
feszült ki a zsinór.
hogy a folyódban nincs hal.
Ha mégis remélsz,
válassz más kukacot.
Szép volt
kiválasztottnak lenni.
De most már szeretnék
szárítkozni, mászkálni a napon. 

Source of the quotation

You've Stuck Me on Your Hook, oh Lord (English)

You've stuck me on your hook, oh Lord.
For twenty-six years
I've been curling, wriggling
enticingly, but the line
has never tightened.
It's obvious
that there's no fish in your river.

If you still hope,
choose another worm.
It's been fine
to be a chosen one.
But now I'd like
to dry off and crawl in the sun.