February 22, 2019 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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Eliza Segiet




I, Jew



Through a crack in the hideout

I watched whether

my daughters are still alive.


How can I help them,

what can I give them?



the hatred of one and the love of others,

locked in a cage,


I a man and

– nobody.








Like a dog

I get food

on the floor.

Less often


less of it.


It’s good

that with salt one can bedizen the peels.








In a dangerous basement

people still alive




I’m not afraid of the sun,

it will only scare away the mole.

I want to see if it’s shining.


Today I cannot show you.

The planes destroy

the earth and above.

It’s probably night.


everyone is falling asleep.




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).

Editor review


  1. Hillary Mainga February 24, at 14:31

    Eliza Segiet has done great anthologies. We are proud of her work


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