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

 

 

Halina Poswiatowska canon in translation.  Dziela I 40. / DZIELA I and II
not in _Wiersze Wybrane_ (Selected Poems), Jan Zych ed. / DRAFT2

		The Cherry and the Spruce
		------------------------------------------------------

		on a slope the cherry leaned
		frail and aquamarine
		on an arm of a big spruce tree
		he fixed her with a dim stare
		thickly he plied needles in the leaves
		waist-high or barely in the air
		in green wear

		down to the grass she slid silvery
		having blossomed and not yet ready
		she opened up and into the depth of her body
		he entered strong lissome
		she shook slightly
		on the slope on the green
		over Dunajec over the fast stream


			Halina Poswiatowska d. 11 October 1967
			translated from the Polish
			by Marek Lugowski marek@enteract.com
			15 February 2000 Chicago

		Wisnia i swierk
		------------------------------------------------

		oparl/a sie/ na stoku wis/nia
		seledynowa wiotka
		o barki rosl/ego s/wierka
		ciemno patrzyl/ na nia/
		ge/sto mie/dzy lis/cie kolce przetkal/
		i w po/l/ i nad ziemia/
		zielenia/

		osune/l/a sie/ na trawe/ srebrna
		rozkwitl/ i w gl/a/b cial/a
		wszedl/ on mocny gie/tki
		zadrz/al/a
		na stoku na zielonym
		nad Dunajcem nad pre/dkim


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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