Saturday, October 1, 2022





Remembrance of times gone by

is the duty of every human being.

Without it, like a tree uprooted from the ground

- withers and withers.

For although everyone who is born of his mother,

loses the umbilical cord, but then he already

carries history in his genes.


When he is an adult - he leaves his mother, his father,

becoming a member of a community,

with which a new reality is created,

but in his memory he carries everything

what his parents and relatives have told him,

everything he experienced

in his childhood days,

in his little homeland

where he was born.

There he learned to speak,

understand and walk.


He bears witness to its fate even when

when he leaves it and moves out into the world.

Krakow 13.07.2022




We are the children of the Cosmos and the Earth,

For the Cosmos on the glass of basaltic lava,

Which the Earth has thrown out of itself,

RNA , as on a clay tablet,

the bard, in letters, inscribed words:

the name: of plants, of man and of God.


When the genes of Cosmos and Earth,

merged in the waters

- the first molecule was created,

 the seed of life.

Then Mother Earth became pregnant,

capable of giving birth to all existence from herself.


Likewise, with every work

which man writes,

changing the sounds into letters,

he must write them on paper: with his own blood,

with ink, with ink

and in this way, from "non-being" create - "being" to create.

Never mind whether there is

voice or the finger of God.


However, in order for genes, to create an organism and a body,

they must draw karma from their environment,

on which each being's identity depends,

which they write in the genes they pass on.


It is like a child who, thanks to the genes

in its mother's womb is alive when it is born,

has to fend for itself,

has to learn to walk by itself,

to develop its genotype.

And just like, words learn from their parents,

until it begins to create them itself

and will use them to testify about itself and others;

to prove the truth or falsehood.


There is hidden knowledge in the genes,

which everyone either enriches or neglects,

it helps - as in a book

in one's own body and memory to read,

what has been handed down from past generations

and what one experiences with one's own life,

feeding oneself with the gifts of the Cosmos and the Earth;

with the knowledge contained in books

and the works of your ancestors.


The most important is the knowledge that you have taken from your mother's womb

or with milk you sucked.

 And that which you have acquired in your little homeland,

running barefoot on the grass;

Tasting water and fruit, listening to the birds singing;

the crickets playing at night; your parents' stories and fairy tales.


It is to these beginnings that you will return again and again,

Looking for the flavours you know from your childhood;

Seeking the knowledge of ancient times,

- in the memory of genes as well as: works of art;

everyday objects; books; in documents.


It was in this small homeland that you learned the taste of water,

bread and the juices of its land in the fruits hidden there;

the smells of flowers and the first words

that bound your thoughts to her.

For even when the body dies;

no one reads the book,

in genes and letters it remains - the secret of life.

And perhaps also the resurrection.


Because from genes depends the flow of sap in trees

- to fruit;

the heartbeat and brain work of animals and man.

The soul is made up of them,

which after death goes to heaven or hell,

from which a quantum computer,

will read life stories.

Krakow 20.07.2022


Love And Infatuation


Love is born in the heart and has its dwelling there.

It signifies care for that which is close,

because it is connected with it by the thread of affection,

from it it draws its strength and the joy of giving.


Because the beating of your mother's heart, while you are in the womb you feel

and with your own heartbeat you respond.

When you are born, you seek warmth

and the closeness that sweetens life.


You want to give and share,

because it brings you happiness and joy.

Love is always forgiving,

It knows no bondage - it abhors intrusiveness.


When love appears in youthful life,

it combines tenderness with care - it does not ask for profits.

If it is mutual, then it flourishes.


So where does unhappy love come from,

Such as Hamlet, Werther and Gustav experienced?

It comes not from the depths of the heart and feelings,

but from the drive that wants fulfilment.

It desires not intimacy, but adoration.

It seeks conquest, craving pleasure,

Like a magpie who loves the trinkets,

ready to burn its feathers,

to dig through the ashes for that which captivates her,

- What bewitches her.


When the urge is awakened, then even

- apparent beauty bewitches man,

It stimulates the senses and rules the thoughts,

for Maya has that which captivates the eyes;

It seduces with the scents of herbs in bloom,

With its charm seduces - the rhythm of the heart quickens.


The urge seeks its prey, hates refusal;

lays its snares - sets traps,

It looks for a way to win its chosen one,

He brings flowers and arranges poems,

to get a moment's consent,

He fills his head with thoughts,

and turns the heart to stone.


But then you think it is infatuation,

but it is only infatuation

- by your own desire.


When in your efforts, you do not achieve your goal,

you force yourself to get what you don't want,

- anger gathers within you,

you see an enemy in your friend,

you seek consolation in drink and stimulants;

you curse the moment of your birth,

you kill yourself, or turn yourself into a monk,

like Abelard, who loved Heloise!

Krakow 25.08.2022

©Copyright by Marian Dziwisz





MARIAN DZIWISZ born on 01.01.1943 in the village of Michałowice near Krakow. Graduated from Primary School in Wola Zachariaszowska; Lower Seminary of the XX Missionaries in Cracow (1961). He obtained a master's degree in Polish philology at the Higher School of Pedagogy in Kraków (1966, now the Pedagogical University) and a doctorate in philosophy (1980). He was editor and secretary of the following editorial teams: socio-cultural monthlies: "ZDANIE"; "PISMO LITERACKO - ARTYSTYCZNE" and "FORMUM MYŚLI WOLNEJ" in Krakow; adjunct professor at the Institute of Teacher Education, ODN in Krakow; teacher of Polish language in high schools and technical high schools; lecturer of philo-zophy at Krakow universities, including postgraduate studies in philosophy/ethics for teachers at the Krakow Institute of Education Development. Between 1987 and 1989 he became interested in religious studies and became co-editor of an anthology of texts: "Buddhism" (1987); "Taoism" (1988) and editor of the anthology "Judaism" (1989) published as part of the Library of "Pisma Literacko - Artystyczny". He is the author of the philosophy and religious studies entries to the "Popular Encyclopedia Powszechna" published in 1995-1998 by the FOGRA Publishing Office in Krakow. He made his debut as a poet in 1978. Later, his poems were published in, among others: "Zdania", "Okolic", "Pisma Literacko-Artystyczny" until 1990. His poetry volumes include "Ergo sum" 2007, "Madonna" 2011, "Categorical imperative" 2014, "Tak sobie" 2020, "Paradise apple tree" 2021, "NASZA POWINNOŚĆ - OUR DUTY" - Polish-English volume 2021; "Michałówka moja mała ojczyzna" 2022; "Tajemnice rajskiego ogrodu" 2022. In 2015 - 2017 three volumes of short stories "Semper in altum - Always Rising" in LSW. Since 1987 he has published a number of scientific and popular science articles in journals. He is a member of: Creative Arts and Letters Association; SAPS. Association of Artists and Writers of the World; International Union of Humanists - WORLD UNION OF HUMANISTS.

He lives in Krakow - Poland.

1 comment :

  1. Your poetry, my dearest, brings into one facts of the life and above and the desire of poetry, stay well my friend