MAYING (MAJÁLIS…   1 comment

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MAYING (MAJÁLIS) by Miklós Radnóti, May 10th 1944.

 

The gramoflower rasping in the grass

croaks like the victim panting from the chase;

but girls instead of hunters hem it in,

the fiery petals of the feminine.

One maiden dips and kneels to change the track:

her legs are pale, though golden-brown her back;

cheap music wafts her tiny soul away

up where it hangs, a little cloud of grey.

The boys crouch, amberizing in the glow,

whisper sweet nothings quite malapropos;

with tiny victories their bodies thrill;

just as dispassionately they could kill.

But still they could be human. Something keeps

its noble place in them, although it sleeps:

the sweet intelligence of humankind.

O let it yet be so! – light of the mind!

Posted May 10, 2014 by TeamBritanniaHu in Uncategorized

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