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Zilonēns

Слонёнок

Kā zilonēns, šķiet, mana mīlestība,
Kas Parīzē vai Berlīnē ir dzimis,
Tas ļepato ar vājām vates kājām
Pa zooparka īpašnieka māju.

Tam nepiedāvā garās franču bulkas
Un nebaro ar lielām kāpostgalvām,
Tas apēst var vien mandarīna šķēli
Vai konfekti, vai cukurgabaliņu.

Ak, maigā, neraudi, ka šaurā būrī
To katru dienu apsmies raibais pūlis,
Ka midinetēm ķiķinot un spiedzot,
Tam zeļļi nāsīs pūtīs cigārdūmus.

Un, mīļā, nedomā, ka pienāks diena,
Kad satrakots tas norausies no ķēdes
Un nesīsies pa ļaužu pilnām ielām
Kā autobuss un mīdīs pārbiedētos.

Nē, lai tas tavā rīta sapnī atnāk
Ar brokātu un strausa spalvām rotāts,
Kā tas, kā Lieliskais, kurš kādreiz nesa
Uz iekāroto Romu Hanibālu.

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A Ballad

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The Turkey

In the morning of my unsure memory / I recall a many-coloured meadow, / where ruled a haughty / turkey, adored by me. / / He was malicious and free, / his beak crimson as fire / and he was sharply scornful / of my four years. / / Neither chocolate, nor caramels, / nor pineapp...

The palm groves and the aloe thickets…

The palm groves and the aloe thickets, / a silvery, matt stream, / the sky is infinitely blue, / the sky is gold from rays. / / What more do you want, heart? / Is happiness a fable or a lie? / Why do you give yourself up submissively / to another faith temptations? / / Do you w...

The Giraffe

O, the look in your eyes this morning is more than usually sad, / With your little arms wrapped round your knees and body bent in half. / Let me tell you a story: far, far away, on the distant shores of Lake Chad, / There roams a most majestic giraffe / / Blessed with a handsome build and...

A Ballad

My friend, Lucifer gave five horses to me, / And a radiant ruby-stone beautiful ring, / So that I could go down to marvelous caves, / And could see there heaven's celestial face. / / Snorted horses, and zealous, they hoofed, and they begged / To race over and over the space of the earth...