Anna Swirszczynska

[Anna Swir] (1909 - 1984 / Warsaw)

Comments about Anna Swirszczynska

  • Rookie Susan Betts (1/27/2012 10:40:00 AM)

    More poems by this author please.

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  • Rookie Susan Betts (1/27/2012 10:39:00 AM)

    I love all the 7 poems of Anna Swirszcynska on this website. I would really like to be able to find some more.

The Ghetto: A Mother

Cuddling in the arms her half-asphyxiated baby, howling,
she ran up the staircase of the apartment building that was set ablaze.
From the first floor to the second.
From the second to the third.
From the third to the fourth.

Until she had jumped onto the roof.
There, having choked with air, clinging to the chimney,
she looked down from where she could hear

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