Treasure Island

Anna Swirszczynska

[Anna Swir] (1909 - 1984 / Warsaw)

Poems of Anna Swirszczynska

1. Happy as a Dog's Tail 3/16/2012
2. He Was Lucky 1/1/2004
3. I Knocked my Head Against the Wall 3/16/2012
4. I’ll Open the Window 3/16/2012
5. Large Intestine 3/16/2012
6. Myself and my Person 3/16/2012
7. She Does Not Remember 1/1/2004
8. The Ghetto: A Mother 1/1/2004
9. The Greatest Love 1/1/2004
10. The Same Inside 1/1/2004
11. The Sea And The Man 1/1/2004
12. The Second Madrigal 1/1/2004

He Was Lucky

The old man
leaves his house, carries books.
A German soldier snatches his books
flings them in the mud.


The old man picks them up,
the soldier hits him in the face.
The old man falls,
the soldier kicks him and walks away.


The old man
lies in mud and blood.
Under him he feels
the books.

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