Anna Swirszczynska
The Ghetto: A Mother by Anna Swirszczynska

The Ghetto: A Mother by Anna Swirszczynska

Cuddling in the arms her half-asphyxiated baby, howling,she ran up the staircase of the apartment building that was set ablaze.From the first floor to the second. From the second ...

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He Was Lucky by Anna Swirszczynska

He Was Lucky by Anna Swirszczynska

The old manleaves his house, carries books.A German soldier snatches his booksflings them in the mud.The old man picks them up,the soldier hits him in the face.The old man ...

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The Second Madrigal by Anna Swirszczynska

The Second Madrigal by Anna Swirszczynska

A night of loveexquisite as aconcert from old Veniceplayed on exquisite instruments.Healthy as abuttock of a little angel.Wise as ananthill.Garish as airblown into a ...

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The Sea And The Man by Anna Swirszczynska

The Sea And The Man by Anna Swirszczynska

You will not tame this seaeither by humility or rapture.But you can laughin its face.Laughterwas invented by thosewho live brieflyas a burst of laughter.The eternal seawill never ...

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The Same Inside by Anna Swirszczynska

The Same Inside by Anna Swirszczynska

Walking to your place for a love festI saw at a street corneran old beggar women.I took her hand,kissed her delicate cheek,we talked, she wasthe same inside as I am,from the same ...

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Myself And My Person by Anna Swirszczynska

Myself And My Person by Anna Swirszczynska

There are momentswhen I feel more clearly than everthat I am in the companyof my own person.This comforts and reassures me,this heartens me,just as my tridimensional bodyis ...

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I’ll Open The Window by Anna Swirszczynska

I’ll Open The Window by Anna Swirszczynska

Our embrace lasted too long.We loved right down to the bone. I hear the bones grind, I see our two skeletons.Now I am waitingtill you leave, tillthe clatter of your shoesis ...

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She Does Not Remember by Anna Swirszczynska

She Does Not Remember by Anna Swirszczynska

She was an evil stepmother.In her old age she is slowly dyingin an empty hovel.She shudderslike a clutch of burnt paper.She does not remember that she was evil.But she knowsthat ...

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The Greatest Love by Anna Swirszczynska

The Greatest Love by Anna Swirszczynska

She is sixty. She livesthe greatest love of her life.She walks arm-in-arm with her dear one,her hair streams in the wind.Her dear one says:"You have hair like pearls."Her ...

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I Knocked My Head Against The Wall by Anna Swirszczynska

I Knocked My Head Against The Wall by Anna Swirszczynska

As a childI put my finger in the fire to becomea saint.As a teenagerevery day I would knock my head against the wall.As a young girlI went out through a window of a garret to ...

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Large Intestine by Anna Swirszczynska

Large Intestine by Anna Swirszczynska

Look in the mirror. Let us both look.Here is my naked body.Apparently you like it,I have no reason to.Who bound us, me and my body?Why must I dietogether with it?I have the right ...

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Happy As A Dog’s Tail by Anna Swirszczynska

Happy As A Dog’s Tail by Anna Swirszczynska

Happy as something unimportant and free as a thing unimportant. As something no one prizesand which does not prize itself. As something mocked by alland which mocks at their ...

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