Post 49.

I’d love to be loved  

Here is one of my favourite poems of the Hungarian poet, Endre Ady, in my own translation: 
 
I am neither successor nor happy ancestor, 
Neither a relative nor an acquaintance
I’m for nobody, 
I’m for nobody
 
Like all humans, I am greatness, 
Northern rock, secret, strangeness,
Delusive, distant light, 
Delusive, distant light
 
But, oh, I cannot stay this way, 
I want to show myself
To be noted and seen, 
To be noted and seen
 
Therefore all: lament and singing: 
I would love to be loved,
I would be of someone, 
I would be of someone

 

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