Anna Swirszczynska [Anna Swir] (1909 - 1984 / Warsaw)
Poems of Anna Swirszczynska
|1.||Happy as a Dog's Tail||3/16/2012|
|2.||He Was Lucky||1/1/2004|
|3.||I Knocked my Head Against the Wall||3/16/2012|
|4.||I’ll Open the Window||3/16/2012|
|6.||Myself and my Person||3/16/2012|
|7.||She Does Not Remember||1/1/2004|
|8.||The Ghetto: A Mother||1/1/2004|
|9.||The Greatest Love||1/1/2004|
|10.||The Same Inside||1/1/2004|
|11.||The Sea And The Man||1/1/2004|
|12.||The Second Madrigal||1/1/2004|
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