Anna Swirszczynska

(1909 - 1984 / Warsaw)

She Does Not Remember


She was an evil stepmother.
In her old age she is slowly dying
in an empty hovel.

She shudders
like a clutch of burnt paper.
She does not remember that she was evil.
But she knows
that she feels cold.


Translated from the Polish by Czeslaw Milosz and Leonard Nathan

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Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

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