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Revard, Carter: Nyírfa kenu (The Birch Canoe in Hungarian)

Portre of Revard, Carter

The Birch Canoe (English)

Red men embraced     my body's whiteness,

cutting into me     carved it free,

sewed it tight     with sinews taken

from lightfoot deer     who leaped this stream--

now in my ghost-skin     they glide over clouds

at home in the fish's     fallen heaven.

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Nyírfa kenu (Hungarian)

Vörös ember ölelte át    testem fehérségét,

belém hasított    szabaddá faragott,

szorosra varrt    könnyűlábú őz-

inakkal    mely csermelyeken szökkent át –

most szellembőrömben   felhők fölött siklom

haza a halak    lehullott egén.

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