Tadeusz Rozewicz

(1921 - 2014 / Radomsko, Poland)

Tadeusz Rozewicz Poems

1. The Gate 2/19/2015
2. A Sketch For A Modern Love Poem 12/11/2014
3. The Return 1/13/2003
4. Pigtail 1/13/2003
5. The Survivor 1/13/2003

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The Survivor

I am twenty-four
led to slaughter
I survived.

The following are empty synonyms:
man and beast
love and hate
friend and foe
darkness and light.

The way of killing men and beasts is the same
I've seen it:
truckfuls of chopped-up men
who will not be saved.

Ideas are mere words:
virtue and crime
truth and lies
beauty and ugliness
courage and cowardice.

Virtue and crime weigh the same
I've seen it:
in a man who was both
criminal and virtuous.

I seek a teacher and a master
may he restore my sight hearing and ...

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