Aranyi László: Hierophant (A Főpap Angol nyelven)
A Főpap (Magyar)
(Tarot, Nagy Arkánum V.)
Vérét issza, húsából eszik, a „Nem”
(Tarot Major Arcana 5.)
Drinks his blood, eats of his flesh, the “No”
promises “Yes”; that, which is broken, forms itself
into a whole again. The pupil is prepared,
a net is his attention, his bag a harbour to the loot.
That obnoxious Ubu-puffball maltreated me,
like that teacher Mr Hébert did Jarry,
and taught that teachers were the foe.
(Tyranny is pathetic and childish,
it whips about, canes spouting volcanoes,
disciplines the storm.)
Do not teach: learn! If you have talent for notoriety:
that is what Teaching is!
In vain you sneak
into dark doorways, you will
vomit and crap on the cassock anyway!
I never become a chair-clown,
remained a lone Searcher. Every sentence I write is
a newly discovered continent,
(rain makes the reed cry, it delicately bows and leaves
the spider-web that hides by its roots untouched).
The shoddy, the profane, the petty retreats.
My mastery cleanses to inhumane.