The Second Madrigal – Anna Swirszczynska

The Second Madrigal A night of love exquisite as a concert from old Venice played on exquisite instruments. Healthy as a buttock of a little…

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I’ll Open The Window – Anna Swirszczynska

I’ll Open The Window Our embrace lasted too long. We loved right down to the bone. I hear the bones grind, I see our two…

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The Sea And The Man – Anna Swirszczynska

The Sea And The Man You will not tame this sea either by humility or rapture. But you can laugh in its face. Laughter was…

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The Greatest Love – Anna Swirszczynska

The Greatest Love She is sixty. She lives the greatest love of her life. She walks arm-in-arm with her dear one, her hair streams in…

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The Same Inside – Anna Swirszczynska

The Same Inside Walking to your place for a love fest I saw at a street corner an old beggar women. I took her hand,…

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She Does Not Remember – Anna Swirszczynska

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…

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The Ghetto- A Mother – Anna Swirszczynska

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….

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I Knocked My Head Against The Wall – Anna Swirszczynska

I Knocked My Head Against The Wall As a child I put my finger in the fire to become a saint. As a teenager every…

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Myself And My Person – Anna Swirszczynska

Myself And My Person There are moments when I feel more clearly than ever that I am in the company of my own person. This…

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He Was Lucky – Anna Swirszczynska

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…

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Large Intestine – Anna Swirszczynska

Large Intestine Look in the mirror. Let us both look. Here is my naked body. Apparently you like it, I have no reason to. Who…

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Happy As A Dog’s Tail – Anna Swirszczynska

Happy As A Dog’s Tail Happy as something unimportant and free as a thing unimportant. As something no one prizes and which does not prize…

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