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Pilinszky János: Quatrain (Négysoros in English)

Portre of Pilinszky János
Portre of Csokits János

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Négysoros (Hungarian)

Alvó szegek a jéghideg homokban.
Plakátmagányban ázó éjjelek.
Égve hagytad a folyosón a villanyt.
Ma ontják véremet.

[1946] 1956

Source of the quotation

Quatrain (English)

Nails asleep under frozen sand.
Nights soaked in poster-loneliness.
You left the light on in the corridor.
Today my blood is shed.


Ted Hughes and

Source of the quotationThe Desert of Love: Selected Poems.