Who is Anna Swirszczynska

Anna Świrszczyńska (also known as Anna Swir) (1909–1984) was a Polish poet whose works deal with themes including her experiences during World War II, motherhood, the female body, and sensuality.

Contents Background Świrszczyńska was born in Warsaw and grew up in poverty as the daughter of an artist. She began publishing her poems in the 1930s. During the Nazi occupation of Poland she joined the Polish resistance movement in World War II and was a military nurse during the Warsaw Uprising. She wrote for underground publications and once waited 60 minutes to be executed. Czesław Miłosz writes of knowing her during this time and...
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Anna Swirszczynska Poems

  • The Second Madrigal
    A night of love
    exquisite as a
    concert from old Venice
    played on exquisite instruments. ...
  • The Greatest Love
    She is sixty. She lives
    the greatest love of her life.

    She walks arm-in-arm with her dear one, ...
  • The Ghetto: A Mother
    Cuddling in the arms her half-asphyxiated baby, howling,
    she ran up the staircase of the apartment building that was set ablaze.
    From the first floor to the second.
    From the second to the third. ...
  • The Same Inside
    Walking to your place for a love fest
    I saw at a street corner
    an old beggar women.
    I took her hand, ...
  • She Does Not Remember
    She was an evil stepmother.
    In her old age she is slowly dying
    in an empty hovel.
    ...
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Top 10 most used topics by Anna Swirszczynska

Street 2 Corner 2 Love 2 Face 2 Hear 2 Body 2 Sleep 2 Laughter 2 Roof 2 I Love You 2


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  • Ansfavwords: i am filled with love as a great tree with the wind as a sponge with the ocean, as a great life with suffering, as time with death. anna swirszczynska
  • Hlmt_bot: anna swirszczynska — 'i envy you. every moment. you can leave me. i cannot leave myself.'
  • Ansfavwords: i am filled with love as a great tree with the wind as a sponge with the ocean, as a great life with suffering, as time with death. anna swirszczynska
  • Ansfavwords: i am filled with love as a great tree with the wind as a sponge with the ocean, as a great life with suffering, as time with death. anna swirszczynska
  • Hlmt_bot: anna swirszczynska — 'i envy you. every moment. you can leave me. i cannot leave myself.'
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