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Levertov, Denise: Dal Istárhoz (Song for Ishtar in Hungarian)

Portre of Levertov, Denise
Portre of Mezey Katalin

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Song for Ishtar (English)

The moon is a sow
and grunts in my throat
Her great shining shines through me  
so the mud of my hollow gleams  
and breaks in silver bubbles

She is a sow
and I a pig and a poet

When she opens her white  
lips to devour me I bite back  
and laughter rocks the moon

In the black of desire
we rock and grunt, grunt and  

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Dal Istárhoz (Hungarian)

A hold koca
röfög a torkomban
Nagy fényessége átfénylik rajtam
ezért sugárzik pocsolyám sara
s fakad ezüst buborékokra

Ő a koca
s én disznó és költő

Ha nyitja fehér ajkát
hogy megegyen visszaharapom
s nevetés ringatja a holdat

A vágy sötétjében
ringunk s röfögünk, röfögünk
s fénylünk

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