Summer 2008

Table of Contents - Vol. IV, No. 2


Poetry    Translations    Non-Fiction    Fiction    Essays   

Lidia Kosk


From afar

the surface of the Baltic seems smooth

the time and space wedged between us
do not stop me from looking for you

you fought for this town
you fought for this coast

I can't see weapons in your hands
I can't see your hands at all
I see the deep of your eyes

you wore no glasses then
just your twenty years
on the front line

a breaking wave
brings back bits of that time
your eyes full of young hope

I must recover your knapsack


Zofia, the General's Daughter

from the airplane--
like innocence
from cliffs--
claimed by Gibraltar's
deep night waters

over fifty years passed--
water-blinded eyes
tarnished mirror of truth
throat choking
muddy silence--

Gibraltar guards
the young woman
who is still asking about her father

Translated from the Polish by Danuta E. Kosk-Kosicka


© Danuta E. Kosk-Kosicka



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