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Grimké, Angelina Weld: Your Hands

Portre of Grimké, Angelina Weld

Your Hands (English)

I love your hands:
They are big hands, firm hands, gentle hands;
Hair grows on the back near the wrist
I have seen the nails broken and stained
From hard work.
And yet, when you touch me,
I grow small … and quiet …
… And happy …
If I might only grow small enough
To curl up into the hollow of your palm,
Your left palm,
Curl up, lie close and cling,
So that I might know myself always there,
… Even if you forgot.

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A kezed (Hungarian)

Szeretem a kezed,
nagy és erős és szelíd a kezed,
csuklód bozontos,
s a munkától foltos lett
s beszakadt a körmöd.
És mégis, amikor megérintesz,
kicsire növök … és csönd …
… és boldogság …
Csak oly kicsiny lehetnék,
hogy belekuporodhatnék a tenyeredbe,
a bal tenyeredbe,
egészen belesimulva
s egészen beléd -
… még ha nem is veszed észre.

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Source of the quotationK. A.