Anna Swirszczynska

[Anna Swir] (1909 - 1984 / Warsaw)

Anna Swirszczynska Poems

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

Comments about Anna Swirszczynska

  • Susan Betts (1/27/2012 10:40:00 AM)

    More poems by this author please.

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  • Susan Betts (1/27/2012 10:39:00 AM)

    I love all the 7 poems of Anna Swirszcynska on this website. I would really like to be able to find some more.

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Best Poem of Anna Swirszczynska

The Sea And The Man

You will not tame this sea
either by humility or rapture.
But you can laugh
in its face.

Laughter
was invented by those
who live briefly
as a burst of laughter.

The eternal sea
will never learn to laugh.


Translated from the Polish by Czeslaw Milosz and Leonard Nathan

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