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Kanzona druhá

Канцона

Nejsme na světě, jsme někde dále,
mezi stíny žijem v zásvětí.
Listuje si léto rozespalé

v bleděmodrých stránkách jasných dní.

Kyvadlo, ten hrubý času strážce,
ženich, kořící se hodinám,

vteřin-kouzelnic však nemá v lásce,

hezké hlavičky jim utíná.

Každá cesta je tak zaprášena,

suchem prahnou keře doubravin,

nepřivede proto za uzdu k nám

jednorožce bílý serafín.

Jenom ve tvém skrytém hoři, milá,

ohnivého opojení sny,

jež nám kleté hnízdo proměnily

v kraj, z něhož vane vítr polední.

Tam, kde všecko v ruchu, zpěvu, záři,

s tebou žiji, s tebou šťasten jsem.
Ale zde jen odraz našich tváří
poplenil hnijící vodojem.

А вот еще:

Giraffe

Today I see your gaze is especially sad, / And your hands embracing your knees, especially thin. / Listen: far, far away on Lake Chad* / A slender giraffe is grazing. / / Bestowed with the luxury of harmonious grace, / Its skin is decorated in patterns, so magical / That only the shad...

Lake Chad

On mysterious Lake Chad / Among the ancient baobabs / Guided by majestic Arabs / The carved-out feluccas scud / Among the trees along the banks / And from foothills spread with green, / To terrible gods, the maidens chant, / Priestesses with ebony skin. / / I was the wife of a mig...

The Tale of the Kings

"We are the splendid and strong, / Youthful kings, who glide, / Like clouds high in the sky, / Above the mirage of the lands. / / With eternal songs and dances / We erect a new temple. / Let us be drunk with the purple / That surely will stream from its windows. / / A window to...

Masquerade

In barren halls and secluded corridors / Today merry maskers were amassing, / Today in parlors, variegated colors / Like mad whirlwinds, swept through, dancing. / / They snaked about beneath dragons and moons, / Chinese vases were tossed among them, / Torches flamed and lutes strings ...

The Suicide

You let go and breathe deep / With an expectancy of rest, / And for the last time you see / The wallpaper and the carpet. / / From the lip of the patterned goblet / The ruddy wine dribbles; / Painstakingly you wipe it / With a sponge made from coral. / / The shadow of a blush /...

Hyena

Alongside the reeds of the sluggish Nile / Where birds and butterflies flit in the sun, / Lies the forgotten tomb’s rubble / Of a tyrannical and seductive Queen. / / The hazy night spreads deceptions, / White wisps of fog shift through the air / The moon is like a guilt-ridden s...