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Untitled single work   poetry   "Na krokodylej skórze ziemi pęknięcia i rysy. Kamienie"
Is part of Opowieść pustynna Zdzisław Marek , 1963 sequence poetry
Issue Details: First known date: 1963... 1963 Untitled
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  • English translation of first line: On the crocodile skin of the earth are cracks and features. Stones
  • Poem in five parts, numbered in roman numerals.
  • Part IV of the poem includes within it a titled poem, 'Wyznanie' (Avowal).
  • The poem refers (briefly in English) to 'Tharangalk, land beyond the sky'. Alfred William Howitt's The Native Tribes of South-East Australia (1904), which Marek might conceivably have come across, discusses the concept of 'Tharangalk-bek' (p. 433), 'a sky country' of 'the Wurunjerri' people.
  • The poem is narrated in a voice that seems to be the poet's own, referring to experiences working in hospitals, and living in an unnamed Australian city. The second untitled poem in the sequence is narrated by a group of Aboriginal people.

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. 81-84
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