Wednesday, June 1, 2022





A Stranger To Me, Close To Me


One really has only, what is in them.

Oscar Wilde


A stranger to me – a brother

a bunch of bones and flesh

A stranger to me – a brother

who measures everything in money


Close to me – a brother

who looks through the eyes of the soul

Close to me – a brother        

moved by misfortune of others


To Fr. Jan Twardowski


I do not ask

for more

than I can

For one word

or three


And this piece

of Heaven

hidden in the Host

when it trembles


I want to keep it warm

with my heart

among the silence

of the One Night

Without concern

I will flow out into the abyss


I will with Christ



To Michał Winnicki


When we are already in heaven

let’s dance the Oberek

Your legs today weak

will quickly glide to the beat of the snare drum


When the loud voices

of the choirs of the angels will sound

Soon will burst the cords

of all weaknesses


The greyness of everyday life

 into the sacred gold will change

 So long as we have dreams

let us hold fast onto the hope


                 Music by Tomasz Kmiecik

* Oberek – Polish dance





ANNA CZACHOROWSKA was born in Warsaw. She graduated from Warsaw University ( HistoryDepartment), she completed postgraduates tudies at UKSW (Culture Management). She lives in Legionowo and works as a manager in Public Library in Jabłonna. She is a member of Men of letters Association, sheisalso a member of The Board of Polish Output Assosciation. She has published: I Was the Rose of Your Winter (Anagram, Warsaw 1993 – bookdebut); Touching Happiness (City Culture Center in Legionowo 1995); Love Knockedat My Door (Art. For IntergrationFundation, Warsaw 2001); Before the Sun Goes Down the Hill (Anagram 2004). In the Dream Waitingroom , with CD ( performer by Anna Dymna), (Anagram 2011). In 2002 reappeared a selection of priest Jan Twardowski’s poems – The Faith, Hope and Love Poet (Anagram, Warsaw) in 2005 there was published a book of Twardowski’spoems with herintroduction- 33 Poems (Publishhouse SPPT and Public Library in Jabłonna). Her poems and songs were presented in the press and on Polish television. They were published in poetry antologiese.g. Generation Discourse, Antology of XX Century Poets, Chosen by AndrejBazylewski, Anthology of 41 st Warsaw Poetry Autumn, several pieces of PoetryToday, Anthology of World Poets (Agenda 2016 and Agenda 2017 published by Poets del Mundo in Chile. Her works were translated into Russian, English and Islandic (17 Ljóð). In 2009 at Humanistic and Polish Language Department im. Geysztorathere was defended M.A. thesis written by Magdalena Suwińska: Life, Work and CulturalActivity of Anna Czachorowska. In May 2011 she got a badge„ Honoured for Polish Culture” from Culture and National Legacy Ministry. In May 2017 she received the „ Bronze Medal Gloria Artis”


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