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

 

 

Halina Poswiatowska canon in translation.  Dziela I 61. / DZIELA I and II
not in _Wiersze Wybrane_ (Selected Poems), Jan Zych ed. / DRAFT2

		untitled (***you would say:  you have eyelashes)
		-------------------------------------------------------

		you would say:  you have eyelashes
		from here to the sky
		I do not like such eyelashes
		-- and I laughed --

		you would say:  you have feet which hide
		in the palm of a hand so slenderly
		no need
		-- and I laughed --

		you would say:  you have a smile
		like the wings of a cricket
		not allowed
		-- and I laughed --

		you would say:  you have a thin small skirt
		a breeze altogether
		-- and I laughed --

		later
		by a yellow raylet of a buttercup
		I led you down a path
		a heavy bear
		in a pouting fur
		I kneeled in the grass
		and you would say nothing


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

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

		mo/wil/es/: masz rze/sy
		sta/d do nieba
		nie lubie/ takich rze/s
		-- a ja sie/ s/mial/am --

		mo/wil/es/: masz stopy kto/re w dl/oni
		kryja/ sie/ wa/sko
		nie trzeba
		-- a ja sie/ s/mial/am --

		mo/wil/es/: masz us/miech
		jak skrzydl/a s/wierszcza
		nie wolno
		-- a ja sie/ s/mial/am --

		mo/wil/es/: spo/dniczke/ masz cienka/
		i w ogo/le wiatr
		-- a ja sie/ s/mial/am --

		potem
		na z/o/l/tym promyku jaskra
		poporwadzil/am cie/ s/ciez/ka/
		cie/z/kiego niedz/wiedzia
		w zada/sanym furtrze
		ukle/kl/am na trawie
		i nie mo/wil/es/ nic


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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