George Bacovia
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Decorated bourgeois women
Pass in crystal carriages -
An eternal to-and-froing,
A hubbub of millionaires ...
George Bacovia (1881-1957)
Trec burgheze colorate
In cupeuri de cristal -
E o vesnica plimbare,
Valmasag milionar ...
Si pe publice terase
Plang viori sentimental ...
E parfum, bomboane
Si desfrau de lupanar ...
And sentimentally violins
Moan on public terraces ...
There's perfume and bon-bons,
And a brothel dissolution ...
... Dar noteaza-n cartea vremii
Filozoful proletar :
Greve, sange, nebunie,
Planset mondial ...
Pe cand lasa-amurgul flacari
Pe-un final ce se anunta
Pe-un decor miliardar ...
... But the proletarian philosopher
Notes in the book of the times :
Strikes, blood, insanity,
Global lamentation ...
While the dusk sends out flares
Over a finale in preparation
On a billionaire stage-set.