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

 

 

Halina Poswiatowska canon in translation.  Dziela I 27. / DZIELA I and II
not in _Wiersze Wybrane_ (Selected Poems), Jan Zych ed. / DRAFT2

		Over Heloise
		------------------------------------------------------

		a leaf cast off from the sun
		by wind by wind
		trembling smileless in a dark gown
		she braided her fingers on the gate

		two hollows in blanched cheeks
		made by rain by rain
		she slept on them
		on bent gold arm
		hair fell
		on white face

		she whispered -- spooked bats
		she whispered -- drew moths
		with a plaint -- made a nest
		fit for a sloe-eyed pregnant mouse

		when the mouse mother -- with a squeak
		announced the birthday to the world
		she stood pressing imaginary fingers
		to a blind belly
		
		more silent than thought


			Halina Poswiatowska d. 11 October 1967
			translated from the Polish
			by Marek Lugowski marek@enteract.com
			4 February 2000 Chicago [fix of 2 February version]

		Nad Heloiza
		------------------------------------------------

		lis/c/ odrzucony od sl/on/ca
		przez wiatr przez wiatr
		w sukni ciemnej bez us/miechu drz/a/ca
		plotl/a na furcie palce

		rowki dwa w pobladl/ych policzkach
		przez deszcz uczynione przez deszcz
		spal/a na nich
		na zgie/tym zl/otym ramieniu
		spadl/y wl/osy
		na bial/a/ twarz

		szeptem -- pl/oszyl/a nietoperze
		szeptem -- wabil/a c/my
		skarga/ -- uwil/a gniazdo
		ciemnookiej cie/z/arnej myszy

		kiedy dzien/ narodzin -- piskiem
		mysz matka oznajmil/a s/wiatu
		stal/a do niewidomego brzucha
		przyciskajac urojone palce

		cichsza niz/ mys/l


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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	Copyright by Wydawnictwo Literackie, Krako/w 1997

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