[Untitled] single work   poetry   "wiersze moje są językiem skargi"
Composed: 1981 Author's note: November 1981
Issue Details: First known date: 1995... 1995 [Untitled]
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  • English translation of first line: my poems are a tongue of grievance
  • A more literal translation of the poem's first line would read: 'my poems are a language of complaint'. 'Skarga', in Polish, however, is more forceful than the English word 'complaint', suggesting a sense of outrage, and with a resonance like the English word 'lament'. The Polish word 'język' can mean either 'language' or 'tongue' and here it appears to have both meanings.

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Language: Polish
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