[Untitled] single work   poetry   "Otrzymałam Życie Warszawy"
Composed: 1982 Author's note: Spring 1982
Issue Details: First known date: 1995... 1995 [Untitled]
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The poem evokes the experience of reading in a Polish newspaper on board a flight to Poland the news of the arrest of the speaker's friends by the Polish secret police, ZOMO. The speaker describes her poems as landing with her at the airport in Poland, carrying a 'tongue paralysed with fear of force'. The poem is alluding to political repressions during the period of martial law introduced in Poland by the Polish Communist regime in December 1981.


  • English translation of first line: I was given a copy of Życie Warszawy
  • Życie Warszawy is the name of a Polish newspaper published in Warsaw. The title means 'Warsaw Life'.

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Language: Polish
Last amended 21 Aug 2013 11:24:27
  • c
    Eastern Europe, Europe,
  • 1981-1982
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