ISTVAN DABI

ISTVAN DABI
           
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words
          Earth      Sky
          man        animal
          peace      war
          friend      enemy
they are relative things
often changes
          the friend into enemy
          the peace into war
          the man into animal
and then the sky falls onto the earth
and darkness will be
           in the eyes
           and in the souls
         






              
xxx


I didn’t know
that the trees speak
but in a certain evening
I’ve seen 
two acacias hugging
and heard
they whispered my name
then I understood
the trees
live like us
feel
and speak
since then
I haven’t courage
to look at these trees








              
SELF-POTRAIT

my father – the mute resignation
my mother – the lively intellect
my sister – the work
me – the muddy life

I believe in nothing
I haven’t any aim
my wife – the veiled sin

I have only desires
hidden reveries
my life is the love

my friends – the lonesome wanderers of the nights
my lovers – the neon-signs of the big towns
my dreams – the secrets
I live in the silence
         in the deserted streets
         in the abandoned parks
         also the river bank smelling of fish
                                            is my home        
my bed – the cold sands
                  a bench on the island 
                   or foreign feather-beddings warm me

my element – the fire
my colour     - the red
trees  grass and poppies
            everywhere poppies
             and flame
             and fire

my life – the art
my art – the love
my love – the fire

the fire is red
the fever is red

my father – the mute resignation
my mother – the lively intellect
my sister – the work
me?
I’m the lover of the muddy life   


Istvan Dabi
HUNGARY


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