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Dunn, Douglas: A Terry Street háztetőin (On Roofs of Terry Street in Hungarian)

Portre of Dunn, Douglas
Portre of Kántor Péter

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On Roofs of Terry Street (English)

Television aerials, Chinese characters
in the lower sky, wave gently in the smoke.

Nest-building sparrows peck at moss,
urban flora and fauna, soft, unscrupulous.

Rain drying on the slates shines sometimes.
A builder is repairing someone’s leaking roof.

He kneels upright to rest his back.
His trowel catches the light and becomes precious.

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A Terry Street háztetőin (Hungarian)

Televízióantennák, kínai jelek
Az alsó égben, finoman lengnek a füstben.

Fészek-építő fecskék csipegetik a mohát;
Városi flóra és fauna, puha, gátlástalan

A felszáradó eső a palákon itt-ott ragyog.
Egy kőműves javítja valaki beázó háztetejét.

Feltérdel, kiegyenesíti a hátát.
Vakolókanala fényt ér, megnemesül.

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