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

 

 



Halina Poswiatowska canon in translation.  Dziela II 30. / DZIELA 1-2
(poems not in _Wiersze Wybrane_ (Selected Poems), Jan Zych ed. / DRAFT2)

		untitled (***they said: this woman is a witch)
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		they said: this woman is a witch
		so we will rip the skirt off her
		we will taste the shape of the dark body

		and she was whiter
		then the leaves

		they ripped it off and led her naked
		and so her thighs worried
		knowing
		their own oval beauty

		they said: straighter than a flower

		and when she grew in the flame
		her oblong cry reaching the clouds
		they dug the fingernails of looks
		into her breast

		they cradled hot ash
		to their open mouths
		
		
		        Halina Poswiatowska d. 11 October 1967
		        translated from the Polish
		        by Marek Lugowski marek@enteract.com
		        11 November 2004 Chicago, Illinois

		***
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		mo/wili: czarownica/ jest ta kobieta
		wie/c zedrzemy z niej kiecke/
		posmakujemy ksztal/t ciemnego cial/a

		a ona byl/a bielsza
		od lis/ci

		zdarli i prowadzili naga/
		wie/c trwoz/yl/y sie/ uda
		wiedza/ce
		o swej wl/asnej obl/ej urodzie

		mo/wili: prostsza od kwiatu

		a gdy rosl/a w pl/omieniu
		podl/uz/nym krzykiem dosie/gaja/c chmur
		paznokcie spojrzen/
		zagl/e/bili w jej piersi

		gora/cy popio/l/
		do otwartych tulili ust

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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