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Dilemmas Of The Heart

written by: Bozena Helena Mazur-Nowak

 

Each night I return to those green fields
To the fragrant linden trees, willows with the outstretched arms
I count, up there in the sky, storks arriving with the Spring
And in my mind, I circle around my grandmother's cottage

I listen to the brook babbling in the morning
And to grandfather's violin playing in the evening
I bring my entreaties to the roadside chapel,
To allow the pilgrim to return with a bowed head

Each night, I return from a distant land,
To where you can hear the wonders of Chopin's playing
To the fragrant fields of Mickiewicz's stanzas
'Dabrowski’s Mazurka' will remain in the heart

And our flag, once blood-soaked
Now flutters proudly in the sun under the blue sky
It will always be a reminder to wandering Poles
Of the reason, our Grandfathers sacrificed their lives

Bozena Helena Mazur-Nowak

Bozena Helena Mazur-Nowak

Bozena Helena Mazur-Nowak comes from Poland, Opole but since 2004 lives in the UK. Poet, writer, and translator. She published six volumes of poetry. Three in Polish and three in English. She is also a contributor to numerous worldwide anthologies. In 2014 she tried herself in prose and published her very first short story collection ''Doom''. Later another collection ''Interrupted life'' and a novel ''Blue cottage''. Winner of many awards, diplomas, and statuettes. She translates Polish poets into English and international poets into Polish. Her poetry was translated into English (by herself), French, Swedish, Spanish, Italian, Telugu, Arabic, and Russian languages. She is a pilgrim and an eternal dreamer.
Bozena Helena Mazur-Nowak

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