Stanzas For Malgosia

by Halina Poswiatowska

Halina Poswiatowska

when you come and make my mouth all smiles I am a mirror
in which your eyes sparkle when you come to view yourself in me
I wait in my garden heavy with apples cherries captive in
my arms when you come
I bring fruit for your hungry mouth
for your thirst the moisture of my meadows
when you come
standing at an open window I wait
with stars' eyes restlessly I inspect the night
it's still early my love the birds are still asleep
soothe ruffled wings of kisses
your voice woke the sun's honey bees
they're dancing over my head full of sleep
with crickets' wings your voice
flicks silence off my eyelids love
and yet birds are asleep
it's early my love yet with a touch of lips
you make dawn in my house and in my sky
the sunrise outlines the swaying leaves of poplars
drops of the morning drizzle shine on leaves
and I give you to drink my love yet trees are asleep

Last updated January 14, 2019