Poetry

August 22, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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By

Eliza Segiet

 

 

 

Evil Ones

 

 

Will we be able to tell

that there were those

who killed the future?

 

In the roar of the shots,

we try to whisper life.

 

The eyes speak only with silence:

we are afraid of death.

 

Life is

trembling.

Despite all this

it is hope for another

smile of chance.

 

Perhaps because of it

the evil ones

will not hear our silence?

 

 

 

 

Souvenir

 

 

She did not want

anything that she knew

to remain behind the foggy veil.

She had no strength

to cry out for help.

She had no strength at all.

 

When she woke up,

stood over her

an old, stooping man.

He whispered:

 

Don’t worry, you’ll live.

I took the bullet out of you,

it was for people like me.

If you allow, I will keep it

as a souvenir.

 

Are you a Jew?

I was born a man,

they speak of me as the old Jew.

 

 

 

 

Sea of Mists

 

 

In the hideout

I understood

that normality is when

you lie when you want,

and not when you have to.

 

When else?

When from the sea of mists

bodies do not emerge.

 

Normality is when

people do not harm people,

and children do not play killing!

 

Dada, what are you thinking about?

About war.

Why? It’s over.

 

My dear,

in us

it will remain forever.

 

 

 

 

Smile

 

 

The world of the past

departed by train,

never

to return.

 

Time together available no more.

 

Remembering

caring parents

sometimes brings back a smile,

but

nothing will be like

it was before departure.

 

Too many empty chairs.

Too many empty plates.

They lived here so long.

 

It still feels

that once,

that together,

that…

 

 

 

Translated by Artur Komoter

 

 

 

 

 

Eliza Segiet

Eliza Segiet, Master’s Degree graduate in Philosophy, completed postgraduate studies in Cultural Knowledge, Philosophy, Arts and Literature at Jagiellonian University, as well as Film and Television Production in Lodz. 

Publications: Poetry Collections:”Romans z soba” (Sowello 2013), Myslne miraze” (Miniatura 2014, II Edition: Sowello 2017),”Chmurnosc” (Signo 2016), Including: Monodrama “Przeswity” (Signo 2015), Farce “Tandem” (Signo 2017). 

Author of the Month (June 2017) in The Year of the Poet 14 in the USA, Author’s poem “Questions” was the Publication of the Month (August 2017) in Spillwords Press, International Publication of the Year (2017) in Spillwords Press, Laureate of the International Special Prize “Frang Bardhi – 2017?, Author of The Month of January/February (2018) in Spilword Press. Author of The Month of January/February (2018) in Spilword Press. Author of the Month (May 2018) in the Indian Our Poetry Archive. Nominated for the Publication of the Month (May 2018) for the poem “My World” in Spillwords Press. Nomination for the Author of the Month (May 2018) in Spillwords Press. Nominated for the Publication of the Month (June 2018) for the poem “Evil Ones” in Spillwords Press. Author of the Month (July 2018) in The Year of the Poet in the USA.

Author’s works can be found in anthologies and literary magazines in Poland and abroad (Albania, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Philippines, India, Israel, Canada, Kosovo, Singapore, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, USA, United Kingdom, Zambia).

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