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

 

 



Halina Poswiatowska canon in translation.  Dziela I 290. / DZIELA 1-2
(poems not in _Wiersze Wybrane_ (Selected Poems), Jan Zych ed. / DRAFT2)

		untitled (***and so I will lean)
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		and so I will lean
		against your body
		and will be like the ivy
		that overgrows the tree's arm

		my tight caress
		will surround your hands
		and your straight neck
		and brows

		your mouth
		the locus of my faith
		I will rig with the seven locks of ownership
		each sealed with a kiss

		and you will be mine
		so much so
		as if you never had
		your own body

		and the evening sky
		bent low
		will cover us
		with the warm duvet of darkness
		
		
		        Halina Poswiatowska d. 11 October 1967
		        translated from the Polish
		        by Marek Lugowski marek@enteract.com
		        29 October 2004 Chicago, Illinois

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

		wie/c sie/ opre/
		o twoje cial/o
		i be/de/ jak bluszcz
		kto/ry ramie/ drzewa porasta

		pieszczota/ ciasna/
		otocze/ twoje re/ce
		i szyje/ prosta/
		i brwi

		usta
		przybytek mojej wiary
		piecze/cia/ pocal/unku
		zamkne/ na siedem klamek wl/asnos/ci

		i be/dziesz mo/j
		tak bardzo
		jakbys/ nigdy
		nie mial/ wl/asnego cial/a

		a niebo wieczoru
		pochylone nisko
		przykryje nas
		ciepl/a/ kol/dra/ mroku

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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