Anna Swirszczynska

(1909 - 1984 / Warsaw)

The Second Madrigal - Poem by Anna Swirszczynska

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A night of love
exquisite as a
concert from old Venice
played on exquisite instruments.
Healthy as a
buttock of a little angel.
Wise as an
anthill.
Garish as air
blown into a trumpet.
Abundant as the reign
of a royal Negro couple
seated on two thrones
cast in gold.

A night of love with you,
a big baroque battle
and two victories.


Comments about The Second Madrigal by Anna Swirszczynska

  • (2/11/2017 10:39:00 PM)


    Wonderful, superb naughtiness admissible in love expressed in an exquisite manner. Congrats on modern poem of the day and thanks for sharing it here. (Report) Reply

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  • Terry Craddock (2/11/2017 9:47:00 PM)


    'A night of love with you,
    a big baroque battle
    and two victories.'

    The poem begins as the declaration 'A night of love/ exquisite as' then continues with unique wonderful metaphors, the wonderful image of a 'concert from old Venice/ played on exquisite instruments', extends into the juxaposition of fresh unexpected contrasts, yet the last stanza proclaims the vastness of this love victory, as big as 'a big baroque battle' yet unlike battles to the death, this battle of love is a victory for both sides, both lovers. Wonderful images.
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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (2/11/2017 9:35:00 PM)

    A night of love
    Interesting to read the words written here..... (Report) Reply

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (2/11/2017 8:34:00 PM)


    Wow! What a wonderful poetic craftsmanship she has expressed. Truly a poem of passion. Thanks for sharing. x (Report) Reply

  • Denis Mair (2/11/2017 6:37:00 PM)

    her word strings
    She is so lucky that she could wrestle this into words. Pleasure overflowed into her word-banks and plucked her strings. (Report) Reply

  • Daniel Brick (2/11/2017 3:29:00 PM)

    Second Madrigal
    Of course, madrigals were Rennaissance poem about love, but althought quite notorious at the beginning for celebrating the sensual aspects of love and ignoring Christian chastity and raising love to an absolute position previously only occupied by love of God, the madrigal further secularized medieval culture.
    Anne's begins where a Renaissance poem would end and climbs even higherr in the apotheosis of human love,
    and I say AMEN TO THAT!
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  • Pranab K Chakraborty (2/11/2017 10:43:00 AM)


    Healthy as a
    buttock of a little angel................................................... Fantastic. Marvelous with its intense passion. Non-entity getting its stimulating manliness. The credit of a poet to personify such abstract which only resides within human brain. Great by its degree of representing boldness.
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  • Tom Allport (2/11/2017 4:41:00 AM)

    tom allport
    a lovely poem of the mutual feelings felt. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (2/11/2017 3:07:00 AM)

    Couple
    A night of love with you. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Indira Renganathan (2/11/2017 2:15:00 AM)


    Longing for love....highly descriptive with similes.... poetically beautiful- 10++++ (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (2/11/2017 12:31:00 AM)


    Wonderful alignment of words we call poetry. (Report) Reply

  • Brian Jani (5/5/2014 5:49:00 PM)


    enjoyed this poem, fantastic! ! ! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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