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

 

 



Halina Poswiatowska canon in translation.  Dziela I 153. / DZIELA 1-2
(poems not in _Wiersze Wybrane_ (Selected Poems), Jan Zych ed. / DRAFT2)

		untitled (***on a road once)
		-------------------------------------------------------

		on a road once
		in the sun
		her smile -- a bird wing

		he paused to stop

		the autumn wind smarter than you
		she said
		it gathers more clouds

		it hijacks my hair
		a bird wing

		she asked -- what is the earth like
		he answered -- round
		how?
		her body broke into a dance

		tell me how the grass grows
		he answered -- low
		how?
		climbed on tiptoe


		        Halina Poswiatowska d. 11 October 1967
		        translated from the Polish
		        by Marek Lugowski marek@enteract.com
		        14 May 2002 Chicago


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

		to byl/o na drodze
		i w sl/on/cu
		jej us/miech -- skrzydl/o ptasie

		przystana/l/

		wiatr jesienny mad/rzejszy od ciebie
		mo/wil/a
		wie/cej chmur zgarna/l/

		moje wl/osy porywa
		skrzydl/o ptasie

		pytal/a -- jaka jest ziemia
		opdowiedzial/ -- okra/gl/a
		jak?
		zatan/czyl/o jej cial/o

		powiedz jak ros/nie trawa
		odpowiedzial/ -- nisko
		jak?
		wspie/ta na palce

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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