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Monolog nad poematem 'Dno' single work   poetry   "Dno jest śliskie i gładkie. Dotykam"
Issue Details: First known date: 1963... 1963 Monolog nad poematem 'Dno'
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  • English translation of the title: Monologue on the Narrative Poem 'The Rock-floor'
  • English translation of first line: The rock floor is slippery and smooth. I touch
  • Author's note: January 1956-April 1961
  • The poem is a 'monologue' about a longer narrative poem of the author's titled 'Dno' (The Rock-floor), apparently not yet published in full anywhere. According to the Author's note appended to Wiersze zebrane, fragments of 'Dno' appeared in the postwar Polish expatriate, Paris-based monthly Kultura in 1956-57. 'Monolog' comments on the process of writing 'Dno'. The poem's tone is hard to gauge, but appears bleak. The Polish word 'dno' can also mean 'rock-bottom' or 'the pits', and clearly carries this meaning here as well as the literal 'floor'.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Language: Polish
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Wiersze zebrane Zdzisław Marek , London : Oficyna Poetów i Malarzy , 1963 Z1901429 1963 selected work poetry London : Oficyna Poetów i Malarzy , 1963 pg. 67-72
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