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Strážay, Štefan: The city (Mesto in English)

Portre of Strážay, Štefan

Mesto (Slovak)

Sochy v meste sú zahalené,
už dlho.
Je to ako zlé znamenie.
Téma: zúfalstvo.
Mínulosť nejestvuje,
budúcnosť je prikrytá
a na tom,
čo je pod impregnovaným,
pogumovaným plátnom,
pracuje čas
a nevieme ako,
keď nevidíme.

PublisherInteriér. Slovenský spisovateľ 1992

The city (English)

In the city statues have been veiled,
a long time.
It is like an omnious sign.
Theme: despair.
The past does not exist,
the future is covered
And time keeps working on
what is under the impregnated
Rubber-coated sheet
without us knowing how,
as we can’t see.

Source of the quotationOne Hundred Years of Slovak Literature