Saddle-Cloth





Saddle-Cloth

 

Yesterday I was in Lodz with my friends

- today I know

that only in dreams I can meet them.

Yesterday I dreamed of factories

- today I know

that they sew German uniforms.

 

Yesterday I drove a cab

- today I know

I must be stronger

than the horse that pulled it.

 

Yesterday I slept

in starched bedding

- today

my wooden cot is covered with saddle-cloth.

 

Yesterday was a phantasm

- today

only the belief

that in people

will remain something of a Human.

 

Eliza Segiet

Translated by Artur Komoter

 

Eliza Segiet – Master's Degree graduate in Philosophy, completed postgraduate studies in Cultural Knowledge, Philosophy, Arts and Literature at Jagiellonian University, as well as Film and Television Production in Lodz.

Author of the Month (June 2017) in The Year of the Poet 14 in the USA

Author's poem "Questions" was the Publication of the Month (August 2017)

International Publication of the Year (2017) in Spillwords Press

Laureate of the International Special Prize "Frang Bardhi – 2017"

Author of The Month of January/February 2018 in Spillwords Press

Author's works can be found in anthologies and literary magazines in Poland and abroad (Albania, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, India, Canada, Kosovo, Singapore, Scotland, Sweden, Spain, USA, United Kingdom).

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