Poetry

December 28, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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By

Eliza Segiet

 

 

 

Vortex

 

 

Drawn into the vortex of hatred,

we try to understand

why the world is changing.

 

Every day,

some war takes away someone’s tomorrow.

 

In the morning he said:

 

Whoever we are,

it is good to be able

to be a joy for others.

We will not live again.

We will try

to exist despite their will.

 

In the evening he stopped talking,

they silenced him!

 

 

 

 

 

Saddle-Cloth

 

 

Yesterday I was in Lodz with my friends

today I know

that only in dreams I can meet them.

Yesterday I dreamed of factories

today I know

that they sew German uniforms.

 

Yesterday I drove a cab

today I know

I must be stronger

than the horse that pulled it.

 

Yesterday I slept

in starched bedding

today

my wooden cot is covered with saddle-cloth.

 

Yesterday was a phantasm

today

only the belief

that in people

will remain something of a Human.

 

 

 

 

 

Miracle

 

 

To survive

it is the only way

I can show my daughters

how

to not give up at all times.

 

Surprisingly for myself,

despite the bad facial lines

I have plans.

 

I understood

as long as we are together

we will not drift away with war. Never!

 

Although I do not know

if tomorrow I will cope.

 

Today

just a prayer for a miracle.

 

For a miracle of existence!

 

 

 

 

Poems 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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