Anna Swirszczynska

(1909 - 1984 / Warsaw)

The Greatest Love - Poem by Anna Swirszczynska

She is sixty. She lives
the greatest love of her life.

She walks arm-in-arm with her dear one,
her hair streams in the wind.
Her dear one says:
"You have hair like pearls."

Her children say:
"Old fool."


Translated from the Polish by Czeslaw Milosz and Leonard Nathan

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Comments about The Greatest Love by Anna Swirszczynska

  • (2/11/2017 10:43:00 PM)


    What a beautifully ripened mature love? Simply superb. (Report) Reply

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  • Dutendra Chamling (10/31/2015 3:18:00 AM)


    Either she or this poem only could say: what was their love? (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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