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

 

 



Halina Poswiatowska canon in translation.  Dziela II 105. / DZIELA 1-2
(poems not in _Wiersze Wybrane_ (Selected Poems), Jan Zych ed. / DRAFT2)

		untitled (***one needs...)
		-------------------------------------------------------

		one needs...
		come smile yet again
		one needs a smile
		I asked you for a tear the day before yesterday
		yesterday -- for a hug
		today -- for a smile

		don't try to keep in your hand
		the fragile wings of a butterfly
		even had he landed on your dress
		don't try to clasp him in your hand
		let him catch his breath a little
		and bid him goodbye with a smile

		one needs...
		yes I know
		that a smile is much tougher to come by

		        Halina Poswiatowska d. 11 October 1967
		        translated from the Polish
		        by Marek Lugowski marek@enteract.com
		        7 February 2006 Chicago, Illinois

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

		trzeba...
		no us/miechnij sie/ jeszcze
		trzeba us/miechu
		prosil/am cie/ o l/ze/ przedwczoraj
		wczoraj -- o us/cisk
		dzisiaj -- o us/miech

		nie pro/buj zatrzymac/ w dl/oni
		wa/tl/ych skrzydel/ motyla
		choc/by usiadl/ ci na sukni
		nie pro/buj zacisna/c/ w dl/oni
		pozwo/l mu wytchna/c/ chwile/
		i poz/egnaj us/miechem

		trzeba...
		tak to wiem
		z/e duz/o trudniej o us/miech

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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