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[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 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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