Juliusz Slowacki Poems
- Pan Beniowski - Final Part Of ...
- Anhelli - Chapter 1 Exiles came to the land of Siberia, and ...
- Anhelli - Chapter 11 And when they drew near to the burial ...
- Anhelli - Chapter 3 And lo, once on a time at night the ...
- Anhelli - Chapter 5 And so the Shaman and Anhelli made their ...
- Anhelli - Chapter 4 And the Shaman passed with Anhelli over ...
- Anhelli - Chapter 10 And lo, those exiles in the snowy ...
Juliusz Slovacki was one of the foremost Polish romantic poets. He was a revolutionist, and he joined the Polish expatriates in Paris.
Slowacki was extremely conscious of the great literary traditions, and his works show the influence of other authors. His poetic tragedies deal with the conflict of good and evil, particularly in Polish history, and are reminiscent of the works of Shakespeare. Slowacki's Balladina (1834) and Lilla Weneda (1839) were drawn from early legends. His Horsztynski (1840) is known as the Polish Hamlet. King Spirit (1847), a philosophic poem influenced by Dante's Divine Comedy, reveals his later mystical tendencies and exemplifies his stylistic virtuosity.... more »
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Pan Beniowski - Final Part Of Canto Five
Surging like a vast current of salmon or sheatfish,
Coiling up and down like an iron serpent
That rears now its torso, now its head,
The armed horsemen breast the prairie grass. --
But hold! my song's device breaks down:
My Muse begs a rest, having drained her cup
Empty of sweet nectar; and so, farewell
To you, on that steppeland rise,
My pair of golden, sun-drenched statues!
My iron ranks wallowing in the grass and herbage!
One needs here the yearning of a Malczewski--
The kind found in men who are half angels.
One ought to sing here; ...