Poetry

March 8, 2019 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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By

Eliza Segiet

 

 

 

Illusion

 

 

I do not take away dreams

they help overcome the evil,

they illuminate the reality,

they obscure the traces of shots.

 

I do not take away dreams.

I sometimes feel the taste of almonds.

Actually

I only remind myself of it.

 

And my children?

What will they remind themselves of?

Odor of burning bodies?

Or famine?

Or maybe

of our common wanderings

to places

now unreal.

 

I do not take away their dreams,

I give an illusion.

 

 

 

 

For Them

 

 

I’m still alive

happy otherwise.

Under the cover of understatements

I pretend it is good.

 

It is not so!

 

Hungry children

wander without a father.

They say that…

I don’t know what!

I should be the head for them,

but it looks bad,

on it are traces

of my history.

 

I’m still alive

happy otherwise

I age faster,

get thinner

and more and more I want to live

for them.

 

I do not know

how to explain to them

something

that is inexplicable?

 

 

 

 

Letters

 

 

Some think

that he cannot cry,

that he is strong

like no one else.

 

It’s not true.

When he saw

what he looked like,

written on a piece of cardboard,

his name,

his tears flowed.

Tears of happiness.

 

And she sang:

dada, do you not like it?

Wrong letters?

 

 

 

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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1 Comment

  1. Jay Mehta March 09, at 15:22

    Such intensity. I look forward to reading your work.

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