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A Bridge
(1948 / Niemodlin / Poland)

A Bridge

Translated by Przemyslaw Musialowski 7/13/2018

He stands firmly
on oak legs
moss-covered from knees
to the shoulders

He knows
that he must last

from the cliff to the cliff
like limbs patched

under feet
to the opposite bank

Copyright © by Wieslaw Musialowski 3/7/2003


The poem "A Bridge" is one of the few Wiesław Musiałowski's 'free verse' poems.

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Comments (12)

Simply brilliant. Thanks for sharing it I enjoy reading it immensly. Cheers
I liked this.
Congrats! Loved this poem and inspired to write my poem A Bridge, if interested you may read it, I am going to submit it at PH.
A nice poem on a sturdy bridge that 'stands firmly on oak legs'. A poet sees many things that others miss out.
Sto lat, Wieslaw! Excellent write. And translation. Congratulations on Poem Of The Day!
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