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

 

 



Halina Poswiatowska canon in translation.  Dziela I 175. / DZIELA 1-2
(poems not in _Wiersze Wybrane_ (Selected Poems), Jan Zych ed. / DRAFT2)

		untitled (***of your warm mouth)
		-------------------------------------------------------

		of your warm mouth
		to tell the butterfly met by happenstance
		on a thistle shoot

		it folded its wings and now sleepy
		loops in color on the surface of the day

		the pines
		were jealous with the scent
		of their prickly resin leaves

		the sea
		deeply purple
		tenses its unquiet back
		tries its teeth at the iron side of the ship

		to tell the bird's wings
		flashing white

		to tell the earth
		which one is consigned to drill
		with one's own helpless body
		drill deep


		        Halina Poswiatowska d. 11 October 1967
		        translated from the Polish
		        by Marek Lugowski marek@enteract.com
		        20 February 2003 Chicago, Illinois


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

		opowiedziec/
		o twoich ciepl/ych ustach
		motylowi spotkanemu przypadkiem
		na z/dz/ble ostu

		zl/oz/yl/ skrzydl/a i senny
		chwial/ kolorem na powierzchni dnia

		sosny
		zazdros/cil/y zapachem
		z/ywicznych ostrych lis/ci

		morze
		gl/e/boko granatowe
		grzbiet niespokojny pre/z/y
		ze/bami pro/buje z/elazny bok statku

		skrzydl/om ptaka
		bl/yskaja/cym bial/o

		ziemi
		kto/ra/ dra/z/yc/
		trzeba wl/asnym nieporadnym cial/em
		w gl/a/b

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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