Margita Reiznerová: Alight by a Fire (From East Slovak Romani)

The Romani text here given is as it occurs in the author's book Suno "Dream" (Prague, 2000.)

Alight by a Fire
By Margita Reiznerová
Translated by A.Z. Foreman
(Thanks to Qristina Zavačková Cummings for help understanding the nuances of the original)

In a little hut
Find a place to sleep,
Clasp your baby boy to your breast.
Hungry eyes
Are covered by the night.

The Original:

Thanoro Jaguno

Andro cikno kheroro
ko soviben o than keres,
čhavores ke tiro koľin ispides,
jakha bokhale
e rat zaučharel.


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