I feel the burden of my silent dreams,
I’m overwhelmed by their intensity,
I can’t endure the might of the feelings.
O, God! Look at me at last and take pity.... more »
There is a land with flowers
Which never lose blossom.
There is a land with towers
Touching nearly the sun.... more »
I turn to your heart – I can’t speak to you -
Don’t be ice-cold, have mercy on my lips
Burning with desire, my poor heart’s needs,
On my longing dreams which never come true…... more »
I’m writing to you out of habit -
Daily joy or a duty of my heart.
I can’t deny it – desired and favorite,
A nice pursuit when we are apart.... more »
I light candles on your grave and try to recall your face.
And only my black and white recollections appear -
The old pictures from our family album. They found place
In my mind, and now I’m ...... more »
There is no hope. It's all gone.
I feel nothing any longer.
There is no way to go on,
No sky, no sun, no wonder...... more »
She set her mind on forgetting him.
I believe her. She has good intensions.
There will be no longer this theme!
He’ll disappear in fog without trace...... more »
My joy and your joy don’t go together,
My thoughts and your thoughts touch slightly.
My hand, your hand – they will meet never,
My dreams want to kiss your dreams lightly.... more »
I’ll tell you a story about a funny, pretty girl.
Her name – Lonnie - was also strange. But listen!
Once she found on the rugged coast a little pearl
That lay close to a lost fluffy black kitten.... more »
We’ll go for a walk to the park,
I’ll ask you to pick a daisy for me.
Then we’ll look for a nest of a lark.
We’ll be laughing, happy and free.... more »
Come in! Your eyes can’t conceal the joy,
They smile waiting for an invitation.
Don’t stand at the door. Don’t be so coy
And get rid of the needless tension…... more »
I’m helpless in the face of your pain,
Useless completely and unable
To comfort you, trying to remain
Delicate, and subtle, and careful.... more »
New Year’s Eve night is drawing near
To announce the obvious truth I know well.
Yet I am waiting for the New Year
As if only its first hour could tell... more »
Let’s not be sad for this bygone day
When the quiet, soothing wind faded,
When the dusk has slowly died away
And last sunbeams with dark clouds flirted.... more »
Always when I get up, he’s close to me,
Waiting for my caresses and nice words.
His eyes are loving, and fond, and happy,
I stroke him to fill the morning standards.... more »
She’s going to be fine. It’s a trifle.
She’ll survive it like many times before.
Only the silence and pain are awful.
It’s not possible for her to ignore... more »
When will you show me better days, my Homeland?
Don’t let us suffer, again, the past regimes,
Don’t fear, I have no claims and no demand,
I only dare to have my tiny dreams... more »
How do you find your way to the harbor,
And how do you spot the rocky shoreline?
When clouds cover stars, you’ll be in danger,
Perhaps you won’t survive without my sign.... more »
Our situation is really stupid.
For our feelings are so ambivalent;
Powerful, and dynamic, and so twisted,
We cling to each other or remain distant.... more »
Please, listen to me. It won’t take too long.
I’m ready to say to you goodbye now.
Tomorrow I may be less brave or strong,
And I may not know what to say and how…... more »
I don’t know what time I was born years ago,
And perhaps I will never acquire the knowledge.
I look for an answer among stars - they may know.
The stars glitter, but I don’t know their language.... more »
I know when love settles on your face
Because you can’t hide it in your eyes.
You avert them from my penetrating gaze,
But I can recognize the deep sighs…... more »
Today I have to go away,
Today I say to you goodbye.
I’m sure I’ll find you some day,
But now don’t hold me back, don’t cry.... more »
“This train will stop at the terminal station,
I’ll see him soon on the platform eleven.
I needed a lot of determination
To meet him after years; six or seven…”... more »
I built a wonderful ice palace,
Creating my work for days on end,
Trying not to think it was aimless;
Then it seemed reasonable, my Friend.... more »
I cover my face to avoid daylight
Shining blindingly through the window shade.
For the wonderful dream I had tonight,
This morning awakening should be delayed.... more »
When I can’t avoid or discard
The awful, all-embracing stress,
I pull out my sword- the cash card
To buy a smart, fashionable dress…... more »
If I say, „Yes…”, your warm breath will wrap me,
Just like my silk long shawl, around my neck.
And if I nod, I know I won’t be free;
I’ll drown in your eyes, you’ll keep me in check.... more »
She knows it well: she’ll never look at his eyes.
And yet it’s of little importance to her.
She sends letters to him, and he still replies,
Every message is like a fresh spring flower.... more »
I make a self-inspection of my sinful soul,
I’m sincerely sorry for all my failings.
Me, a common sinner, try to be in control
Of my thoughts, and actions, and words, and feelings.... more »
I’ll visit the City of Angels some day,
I don’t know when, but I know this time will come.
“Don’t worry, sinner, I won’t lead you astray! ”
I’ll only dare to ask, “Is it God’s Kingdom? ”... more »
The past year – an episode
With the unforgettable days.
They seem to lose their glitter
And be only fading memories.... more »
The little cross on my breast;
A shining, silver sign – sword
My strength and my amulet,
A safe way, the last resort.... more »
I’m sitting in the little space,
Calming the chaos in my mind.
There is no other safer place -
I left the noisy world behind.... more »
I've been looking for it for years,
I've been missing it for a long time.
Sometimes a poor substitute appears -
But it’s distant like the horizon line.... more »
Another season settled on the branches
Of the oaks down the winding path.
I hear coming sounds, some voices -
Church bells before a Mass, a child's laugh... ... more »
Two natures fight against each other
In the depths of my anxious soul.
I’m too trusting to understand danger
And to see what plays a major role.... more »
I thought that the sun would never rise,
And darkness would capture everything.
There’re many things I should revise,
My life lost sense, and worth, and meaning…... more »
When I close my eyes some day,
Don’t cry for the poor creature.
There’re things you can’t delay
And thoughts without any future...... more »
A wave of love approached my boat,
A fresh breeze surrounded me nicely,
My memories should be allowed to float
And to sail away with the wave slowly.
My boat can’t find the right direction,
It moves freely back and forth – I keep balance.
Any returns are out of the question,
I take delight in the smoothing silence…
But the wind is stronger and stronger,
I have to master the rudder to survive,
But the frothy wave is higher and higher,
I was washed ashore, yet I’m still alive…
You could touch life like nobody else.
When you put your letters in a drawer,
You had to feel isolated and worse -
You wanted to love – more and more…
Your verses - short subtle messages –
Disappeared in a dark wooden box.
Those works of art, the little miracles
Were waiting patiently like ships for docks.