Tadeusz Rozewicz

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Tadeusz Różewicz (9 October 1921 – 24 April 2014) was a Polish poet, dramatist and writer. Różewicz belonged to the first generation of Polish writers born after Poland regained its independence in 1918 following the century of foreign partitions. He was born in Radomsko near Łódź. His first poems were published in 1938. During the Second World War ...

Tadeusz Rozewicz Poems

1.
The Return

Suddenly the window will open
and Mother will call
it's time to come in
...

2.
The Survivor

I am twenty-four
led to slaughter
I survived.
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3.
Pigtail

When all the women in the transport
had their heads shaved
four workmen with brooms made of birch twigs
swept up
...

4.
A Sketch For A Modern Love Poem

And yet whiteness
can be best described by greyness
a bird by a stone
...

5.
The Gate

Lasciate ogni speranza
Voi ch'entrate

abandon all hope
...

Tadeusz Rozewicz Comments

Cindy 25 August 2020

Heard of this poem on a movie

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