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

 

 

Halina Poswiatowska canon in translation.  Dziela I 91. / DZIELA I and II
not in _Wiersze Wybrane_ (Selected Poems), Jan Zych ed. / DRAFT2

		Fryne
		-------------------------------------------------------

		Out of the red hell on a green flame she rose and did
		not come back.  The devils cried hunched in corners
		and Beelzebub gnawed at his wrists in anger.
		Musing philosophically Mephistopheles rested his chin
		on his caustic hand he would shrug his shoulder.
		Beelzebub grided -- the smoke covered the red beds
		-- the giggling girls vanished in fiery vapors.  Devils
		wept openly.  Mephistopheles shrugged his shoulder.
		When Beelzebub arose from the velvet chair and
		stomped his hoof -- the girls froze on the couches.
		Well -- said Mephistopheles -- too beautiful -- too
		beautiful to have her be damned.


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

		Fryne
		-------------------------------------------------------

		Z czerwonego piekl/a na zielonym pl/omieniu uniosl/a
		sie/ i nie wro/cil/a.  Pl/akali diabli skuleni w
		ka/tach a Belzebub gryzl/ ze zl/os/ci napie/stki.
		Mefisto w filozoficznej zadumie podpieral/ brode/
		kostyczna/ re/ka/ wzruszal/ ramieniem.
		Zgrzytna/l/ Belzebub -- dym zasnul/ czerwone lo/z/ka
		-- chichocza/c dziewczyny znikne/l/y w pl/omiennych
		oparach.  Diabli szlochali w gl/os.  Mefisto wzruszyl/
		ramieniem.  Kiedy Belzebub wstal/ z pluszowego krzesl/a
		i tupna/l/ racica/ -- znieruchomial/y dziewczyny na
		tapczanach.  Co/z/ -- rzekl/ Mefisto -- zbyt pie/kna --
		zbyt pie/kna aby ja/ pote/pic/.
		

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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