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April 24, 2019 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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By

Eliza Segiet

 

 

 

Prey

 

 

No one knows

if there will still be a tomorrow.

 

It may not be for me anymore.

 

With fear I go out

for the prey

– a bread crust,

– peelings.

 

You said, mama:

 

do everything, for them to survive.

 

I know.

I fight, I must fight

– for the present!

 

It is after all

a prelude to the future!

 

 

 

 

 

Light

 

 

When close by

the earth shook

and fell silent

the falling stones.

 

Under the rubble,

in the darkness

erring thoughts

expect only

– the light,

that will point towards

the endeavors

of rebuilding the lost

expanse of life.

 

 

 

 

 

Fear

 

 

So long I did not see

the sun.

 

Has it stopped shining?

Or does it shine

– not for us?

 

Maybe someday

we’ll step back onto the ground?

 

– Will it hug us with moss?

 

Will someone put a stone down?

Will it not be found?

 

Maybe someday

the sun will warm us with its rays?

 

I’m afraid of death,

I’m afraid of life.

 

Will something be left?

 

I have

such small children

and a crying wife.

 

I still have,

I still have!

 

Connects us

– hope.

 

 

 

 

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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