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Pilinszky János: Passion (Passió in English)

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Passió (Hungarian)

Csak a vágóhíd melege,
muskátliszaga, puha máza,
csak a nap van. Üvegmögötti csöndben
lemosdanak a mészároslegények,
de ami történt, valahogy mégse tud végetérni.        

Uploaded byP. T.
Source of the quotationP. J.

Passion (English)

Only the warmth of the slaughter-house,
the smell of geraniums, the soft gloss,
only the day exist. In glass-encased silence
the slaughter-boys wash off,
but what had happened, somehow cannot end.

Uploaded byP. T.
Source of the quotationL. A. K.