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

 

 

Halina Poswiatowska canon in translation.  Dziela I 98. / DZIELA I and II
not in _Wiersze Wybrane_ (Selected Poems), Jan Zych ed. / DRAFT2

		Serenade
		-------------------------------------------------------

		for you I observe attentively the four-leafed animal
		that is cat coiled with the pleasure of his own
		lissomeness.  each paw has 5 claws each claw is
		a moon that fell from the sky to submerge until pain
		within my thin covetous body.  the sun kissed me
		today the sun touched my hands climbed up
		on tip-toe
		it adhered with a golden brim it remained.
		the cat stuck to the grass and his eyes glinted goldenly
		when a bird in passing touched with its brazen wing
		the unmoved whiskers.  through the long stripes I saw
		the muscles every one
		climbing on tip-toe reaching the prey singing in a tree
		as distant as you.


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

		Serenada
		-------------------------------------------------------

		dla ciebie obserwuje/ pilnie czterolistne zwierze/ kota
		napre/z/onego rozkosza/ wl/asnej gie/tkos/ci.  kaz/da
		l/apa ma 5 paznokci kaz/dy paznokiec/ jest ksie/z/ycem
		spadl/ym z nieba zagl/e/bionym az/ do bo/lu w moim
		cienkim l/asza/cym sie/ ciele.  sl/on/ce cal/owal/o mnie
		dzisiaj sl/on/ce dotykal/o moich ra/k wspiel/o sie/ po
		nogach wzwyz/
		przywarl/o zl/otym brzegiem zostal/o.
		kot przylgna/l/ do trawy i oczy zabl/ysl/y mu zl/oto gdy
		ptak s/mial/ym skrzydl/em otarl/ sie/ o nieporuszone
		wa/sy.  poprzez podl/uz/ne pre/gi widzial/am mie/s/nie
		kaz/dy
		wspie/ty na palcach dosie/gaja/cy zdobyczy s/piewaja/-
		cej na drzewie odlegl/ym jak ty.
		

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 Teresa M. Pore/bska and Zbigniew Myga
	Copyright by Wydawnictwo Literackie, Krako/w 1997

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