Suddenly you know that my lips are red

Suddenly you know that my lips are red

Nagle wiesz, że mam usta czerwone
(Eng. Suddenly you know that my lips are red)

self-portrait
(July 19, 2013)

inspired by poetry by H. Poświatowska (excerpt)

Polish text Copyright 1989 Wydawnictwo Literackie, Kraków, Poland
Halina Poświatowska, Polish, d. 11 oct 1967.
translation by Marek Lugowski, marek@enteract.com
twice22.org/HalinaFAQ/


zielonymi księżycami płonę
nad umarłym ociemniałym dniem
nagle wiesz – że mam usta czerwone
– słonym smakiem nadpływa krew –


I burn as green moons
over the dead darkened day
suddenly you know – that my lips are red
– salty tasting here comes the blood –

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