Lilith. a poem by Laszlo Aranyi (Frater Azmon)

Laszlo Aranyi photo


The legend says that I’m a witch 
                  hunched over seven times.
With killer
       breath, and killer bite.
I torment wimps. Embryo pose:

      lies dormant, then sniffs and slips in sweat.

Swinging a snake-headed crutch, lured by
                     the gap-toothed sickle of the waning moon.
I’ll contaminate the mercenary, the hangman,
              the feeble servant. 
He who executes is as despicable
as the tyrant, 

       and the issued command. Regardless 
I’ve never ever been seven times hunched over witch
I’ve became a murderous woman with a murderous bite 
while I was a beautiful woman in bloom. 
The dead are awaking,
       the living whisper to each other,
              cuddling together in the night and rotting 
alive in the meantime…


A legendák szerint hétrét görnyedt banya vagyok. A gyilkos
       leheletű, a gyilkos harapású.
Girnyókat nyuvasztok. Embrió-póz:

       szunnyad, majd szusszan, s izzadtan csúszik.

Kígyófejű mankót lóbál; lépre csal
                     a fogyó Hold foghíjas sarlója.
Megfertőzöm a zsoldost, a pribéket,
              a csökött szolgát. Ugyanolyan hitvány
       ki végrehajt, mint a zsarnok,

       s a kiadott ukáz. Csakhogy 
sohasem voltam hétrét görnyedt
banya; virágba borult, gyönyörű nőként lettem gyilkos leheletű,
       gyilkos harapású. Holtak ébrednek,
élők egymáshoz bújva suttognak,
              egymáshoz bújva delejes éjben élve rothadnak…

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Laszlo Aranyi (Frater Azmon) is poet, anarchist, occultist from Hungary. So far four books have been published. He also publishes a lot in English. Known spiritualist and medium, he explores the relationship between magic and art.

Gabor G Gyukics is a Budapest born Hungarian American poet (jazz-poet), translator, author of 11 books of poetry in five languages, 1 book of prose and 19 books of translations. He was honored with the Hungarian Beat Poet Laureate Lifetime award in September 2020 by the National Beat Poetry Foundation, Inc. based in Connecticut. He published his third jazz poetry CD in English with three Hungarian jazz musicians (Béla Ágoston, Viktor Bori, Csaba Pengő) in 2018. He writes poetry in English and Hungarian. At present he is living in Hungary.

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Darcie Friesen Hossack is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers. Her short story collection, Mennonites Don’t Dance, was a runner-up for the Danuta Gleed Award, shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading Evergreen Award for Adult Fiction. Citing irreverence, the book was banned by the LaCrete Public Library in Northern Alberta. Having mentored with Giller finalists Sandra Birdsell (The Russlander) and Gail Anderson Dargatz (Spawning Grounds, The Cure for Death by Lightening), Darcie's first novel, Stillwater, will be released in the spring of 2023. Darcie is also a four time judge of the Whistler Independent Book Awards, and a career food writer. She lives in Northern Alberta, Canada, with her husband, international award-winning chef, Dean Hossack.

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