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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
5. Large Intestine 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 Greatest Love

She is sixty. She lives
the greatest love of her life.

She walks arm-in-arm with her dear one,
her hair streams in the wind.
Her dear one says:
"You have hair like pearls."

Her children say:
"Old fool."


Translated from the Polish by Czeslaw Milosz and Leonard Nathan

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