February 5, 2019 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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Eliza Segiet







Two burst into the house,

aiming with rifles,

they shouted:


Where are you hiding them,

where are they?


The speech of silence rang for too long.


If you do not say,

we will kill you all!


We do not have anyone to talk about.

Apart from us

there is no one here.


Louse, tell me where they are?


Without looking at the floor she whispered:


They are dead!


The Jewslayers slammed the door

and went on


The Jewslayers slammed the door,

they went…


— to torment others.









When they come,

even breaths become silent.

I saw the silent wait for the shot.


The soundless thoughts of the convicts


around the deaf future.


From a distance I saw how

– the Jews were dying standing.

The Judeovores were set on target.


It could have been so beautiful.


It could have been Life.









He still looks for the meaning of the word


Apparently it’s order!

Did it require

so much chaos?

Did so many places

have to turn red

to lose?





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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