Anna Swirszczynska

[Anna Swir] (1909 - 1984 / Warsaw)

Anna Swirszczynska Poems

1. The Same Inside 1/1/2004
2. He Was Lucky 1/1/2004
3. The Second Madrigal 1/1/2004
4. The Ghetto: A Mother 1/1/2004
5. The Sea And The Man 1/1/2004
6. The Greatest Love 1/1/2004
7. She Does Not Remember 1/1/2004
8. Large Intestine 3/16/2012
9. I Knocked my Head Against the Wall 3/16/2012
10. I’ll Open the Window 3/16/2012
11. Myself and my Person 3/16/2012
12. Happy as a Dog's Tail 3/16/2012

He Was Lucky

The old man
leaves his house, carries books.
A German soldier snatches his books
flings them in the mud.


The old man picks them up,
the soldier hits him in the face.
The old man falls,
the soldier kicks him and walks away.


The old man
lies in mud and blood.
Under him he feels
the books.

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