Her skin has the color of wilted leaves dying in yellow

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Jej skóra ma kolor zwiędłych liści umierających żółto
(Eng. Her skin has the color of wilted leaves dying in yellow)

self-portrait
(June 2013)
Poland

inspired by the poem “In the Low Sun” by H. Poświatowska (excerpt)

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

Palce ma chłodne zgięte-
ostre paznokcie.
Dotyk jej szeleści smaga –
skóra pachnie miodem
i kolor ma zwiędłych liści
umierających żółto.

She has cool fingers bent –
sharp fingernails.
Her touch rustles and flogs –
her skin smells of honey
and has the color of wilted leaves
dying in yellow.

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