Gábor Nagy (1972-): The Poem of Poet (Poéta verse)

Fool is one who keeps on writing
without joining an order,
keeps on being modest, doesn't beg
or plays a role: observes.

Will not become and artist,
not a real poet:
a scribbler, a starveling
only, it is clear

that he is useless,
parasitic bad lot.
Thence the prejudiced
coeval hidalgo.

If not ostentatious, then why?
On the tip of his pen
like some flying dust,  
another posterity hangs. 

Translated by: Maria Bencsath