Poetry

February 14, 2019 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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By

Eliza Segiet

 

 

 

Pretending

 

 

I did not see a crying one,

I did not see a sympathetic one.

Never!

 

I want to believe

that among them

are sons, fathers, brothers.

 

I want to believe

that at least a few

did not lose the good in themselves.

 

I once saw

one who did not see me.

 

I’m kidding.

He just pretended

 

and went ahead.

 

He was good

despite being German.

 

 

 

 

Soap

 

 

Who will cry

when I will disappear?

Who will recall the Other

who wanted to live so much?

 

Maybe they

those who carry out

experiments on people.

 

Apparently,

they can make soap from them!

 

I do not believe it.

No soap,

especially

this

– made from a human,

will not cleanse the blood

from their filthy paws!

 

 

 

 

Bleached

 

 

I am paler than the clouds

that flow like a wave

across,

or maybe along

the starlit infinity.

 

Whiter than them,

I sleep during the day.

At night –

I listen intently to the ominous murmurs.

 

Like a lace tablecloth on an empty table,

increasingly bleached,

I wait for my own death.

 

 

 

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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