Three Poems by Eliza Segiet
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11 September 2018
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Eliza Segiet is from Poland. She obtained Master's Degree graduate in Philosophy. Completed postgraduate studies in Cultural Knowledge, Philosophy, Penal Revenue and Economic Criminal Law, Arts and Literature at Jagiellonian University, as well as Penal Revenue Law, Film and Television Production in Lodz.

Featured poet 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)

Author the International Publication of the Year (2017) in Spillwords Press.

Author's works can be found in anthologies and literary magazines in Poland and abroad (Albania, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile, Canada, Great Britain, India, Kosovo, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, USA, Zambia).

 

 

Just for a Moment

 

If the world stopped for a moment,

I could sit,

listen to the silence that becomes,

watch how

a river stops flowing,

how the trees congeal into motionlessness.

 

If the world stopped for a moment,

and I with it?

I would not see

flowering meadows,

where a river becomes just a line,

and the still trees

look like sculptures,

I would not hear the ubiquitous silence.

 

If the world stopped

even for one day

then people –

could not hurt people.

 

 

I Will Be While I Am

 

Eve was first,

and I?

 

I'm like the sun,

which blings -

real, yet elusive.

 

On the surface of eternity

man is only a flash.

 

She was and is,

I -

will be while I am.

  

 

Inverted Time

 

What am I doing here?

Am I amusing myself?

I'm looking for youth

among young people.

Mental mirages are like

flights between good and evil.

I listen to stories

about the wonders of the future.

 

What am I doing here?

Am I taking my time?

I'm looking for old age

among old people.

 

Life is not a pendulum

and never comes back.

Remains

the motion of memory and oblivion.

And I,

listen to

what is still left –

inverted time.

 

Translated by Artur Komoter

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