Ecce Homo na drodze do Jeruzalem single work   poetry   "Otwieram kolejną książkę w małej księgarni"
Issue Details: First known date: 1994 1994
AustLit is a subscription service. The content and services available here are limited because you have not been recognised as a subscriber. Find out how to gain full access to AustLit

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

The poem evokes the experience of reading Bruce Dawe's book of poems Sometimes Gladness in a Sydney bookshop, its dedication 'To Saint Maximilian Kolbe' bringing to mind Kolbe's death in Auschwitz and atrocities of the 20th century. It ends on a note of hope raised by the thought of Jesus Christ's presence in human history.


  • English translation of the title: Ecce Homo on the road to Jerusalem
  • English translation of first line: I open another book in the small bookshop
  • Epigraph: 'Jezus więc wyszedł na zewnątrz, w koronie
    cierniowej i płaszczu purpurowym.
    Piłat rzekł do nich : "Oto Człowiek".[sic]
    Ewangelia wg Św. Jana 19,5
    ['So Jesus went outside, in the crown
    of thorns and crimson cloak.
    Pilate said to them : "Behold the Man".[sic]
    Gospel acc to St. John 19 : 5]

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Language: Polish
  • Appears in:
    y Na ziemi pora kwitnienia Ludwika Amber , Warsaw : Fundacja Sztuki na rzecz "Integracji" , 1994 Z800697 1994 selected work poetry Warsaw : Fundacja Sztuki na rzecz "Integracji" , 1994 pg. 39
Last amended 1 Oct 2012
  • Sydney, New South Wales,
  • Auschwitz-Birkenau,
    Eastern Europe, Europe,
  • Krakow,
    Eastern Europe, Europe,
Influenced by:
    Powered by Trove