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Hall, Donald: A hegyi legelő (The High Pasture in Hungarian)

Portre of Hall, Donald

The High Pasture (English)

I am the hounds,

I am the fox.


I wake reassembling

torn muscle and fur


to run again

over raw fields


to a corner of stone.

I twitch


awake with the crazy

intolerable scent


of me in my nostrils.

Yet I am also the leaf


that breathes

slowly in sun


by the wooden bridge

at the end of the pond


in the high pasture.

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A hegyi legelő (Hungarian)

A kutyák,

a róka én vagyok.


Zilált izmot, bundát

újrarendezni ébredek,


hogy a nyers réteken

fussak ismét


egy kő sarka felé.



rándulok orromból

áradó, őrült,


elviselhetetlen szagomtól.

A levél is én vagyok,


ami lassan

lélegzik a napon


a fahídnál,

a tavacska végénél,


a hegyi legelőn.

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