Poems not in Wiersze Wybrane. Pages from Dziela 1-2
Halina Poświatowska (English translations + Polish originals):

 

 



Halina Poswiatowska canon in translation.  Dziela II 17. / DZIELA 1-2
(poems not in _Wiersze Wybrane_ (Selected Poems), Jan Zych ed. / DRAFT2)

		untitled (***give me your hand)
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		give me your hand
		I will take you into the landscape of Master Li
		delicate colors fade there
		in the sun
		the earth breathes
		as if it were not alive
		and the quiet smile of the Master
		upon the earth

		your hair full of the wind
		will stick to your cheeks
		your hands bent by desire
		will blossom with open fingers
		silence lodges
		in the gaze of Master Li

		he gazes with empty orbits
		and calls the sun familiarly
		his word fondles light
		like hair
		and smooths color
		and says
		make still your extended hand
		and I will give you the world
		on the palm of my hand
		
		
		        Halina Poswiatowska d. 11 October 1967
		        translated from the Polish
		        by Marek Lugowski marek@enteract.com
		        1 November 2004 Chicago, Illinois

		***
		-------------------------------------------------------

		daj re/ke/
		zaprowadze/ cie/ w krajobraz mistrza Li
		tam delikatne kolory pl/owieja/
		w sl/on/cu
		ziemia oddycha
		jakby nie z/yl/a
		i spokojny us/miech mistrza
		na ziemi

		twoje wl/osy wiatru pel/ne
		przylgna/ do policzko/w
		twoje dl/onie pragnieniem zgie/te
		palcami otwartymi zakwitna/
		cisza mieszka
		w spojrzeniu mistrza Li

		patrzy oczodol/ami
		i sl/on/ce nazywa po imieniu
		i s/wiatl/o w sl/owie pies/ci
		jak wl/osy
		i kolor gl/adzi
		i mo/wi
		dl/on/ ucisz wycia/gnie/ta/
		a s/wiat ci podam
		na dl/oni

source:
Halina Poswiatowska, _Dziela, Poezja 1 and 2_ (_The Works, Poetry 1 and 2_),
Wydawnictwo Literackie, Krakow: 1997.  Source language: Polish.

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