Thursday, October 1, 2020



The Architect Of Gentleness

poem dedicated to Adolfo Pérez Esquivel

Great edifices can made from
Glass, concrete and shiny steel
But future is created out of words

The power of thought allows
To go through the prison bars
To get around the padlocks, gates, and guards
It gives the chance to climb to the top
Where there are the perfect beings
- to the kingdom of goodness and beauty
The world is constantly changing
And a non- violent struggle continues
To give every human being his rights.

Man, Year 2020

He stands on top of a heap of plastic garbage
And he gasps every sip of air with difficulty.
He puts  a mask on his face and he is afraid to breathe.
The Earth's green lungs stop producing the oxygen.

He looks with hope into the endless black of the cosmos
In the search of a planet beautiful like a blue gem.
In vain he wants to escape from his family home
to abandon old problems and his own mistakes.

He still believes in the power of money,
So he was caught in a trap made of delusions.
He forgot that not everything can be bought.
A drop of clean water and fresh air are priceless.

The Matches

I am a child that has not been blessed.
I stand at a street corner
With matches in my hands
And light my dreams with little sparks.

I know why it is so
And understand what happened.
My clock did not strike happy hours…
Or maybe didn’t strike them often enough


ALICJA MARIA KUBERSKA – awarded Polish poetess, novelist, journalist, editor. In 2011 she published her first volume of poems entitled: “The Glass Reality”.  Her second volume “Analysis of Feelings”, was published in 2012. The third collection “Moments” was published in English in 2014, both in Poland and in the USA. In 2014, she also published the novel – “Virtual roses” and volume of poems “On the border of dream”. Next year her volume entitled “Girl in the Mirror” was published in the UK and “Love me”, “(Not) my poem” in the USA. In 2015 she also edited anthology entitled “The Other Side of the Screen”. In 2016 she edited two volumes: “ Taste of  Love” (USA), “Thief of Dreams” (Poland) and international anthology entitled “ Love is like Air” (USA).Next year she published volume in Polish entitled “ View From the Window”, collection of love poems in Arabic and English entitled “ Love like arabesque ( together with Egyptian poet Mandour Saleh Hikiel). In 2018 she published international anthology “Love Postcards” and her volume in Russian entitled “Selected poems”. She is a chief editor of series of anthologies entitled “Metaphor of Contemporary” (Poland). Her poems have been published in numerous anthologies and magazines in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, the UK, Belgium, Bulgaria, Hungary, Albania, Spain, Turkey, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Israel, the USA, Canada, India, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Uzbekistan, South Korea, China, Taiwan, South Africa, Zambia, Nigeria and Australia. Her volumes were translated into Albanian language by famous poet and academic Mr Jeton Kelmendi, into Telugu language by famous Hindu poet Mr Lanka Siva Rama Prasad, into Turkish by famous Turkish poet Metin Cengiz, into Italian by famous Italian poetess Maria Miraglia and into Arabic by famous Syrian poetess Shurouk Hammouud. She won : distinction (2014) and medal (2015) on Nosside poetry competition in Italy, statuette in Lithuania (2015), medal of European Academy Science, Arts and Letters in France (2018)), award of Cultural Festival International “Tra le parole e l’ infinito” Italy (2018) She was also twice nominated to the Pushcart Prize in the USA. Alicja Kuberska is a member of the Polish Writers Associations in Warsaw (Poland), E- literaci (Poland)and IWA Bogdani, (Albania). She is also a member of directors’ board of Soflay Literature Foundation (Pakistan), Our Poetry Archive (India). She is Polish Ambassador of Culture of The Inner Child Press (the USA). She belongs to Editorial Advisory Board of Sahitya Anand (India) and IPA Editorial (India).

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