Monday, April 1, 2024




Letter From Syria


Dear World!


Please, don't forget about Aleppo,

about the bleeding Syrian land.

Remember, children still dream of peace there.


Do you know what the words mean:

airstrikes, destruction,

hunger, displacement, dead?

And I miss my peaceful childhood,

my family home (whose image

I keep like a talisman in my memory).

Look, I have no family heirloom.

Everything burned and disappeared.


I don't know if I ever come back

from a distant land to the ruins of my home.

I would like to have wings like a bird

and soar over desert and war.




Bana al-Abed




Time plays its strings and tangles

the threads together - past, present, future.

It converts notes to seconds, minutes, hours,

and its melody flows in a wide stream

to the planets, stars and all living creatures.


In its rhythm, the moon appears and disappears

The constellations, galaxies spin,

the universe expands and contracts,

and through human memory

as through a leaky hourglass

days, years, centuries, millennia pour.

They fall with a murmur into oblivion.


Truth escapes through small gaps.

We forget where we came from

and we still don't know where we're going

in this crazy dance procession


Kruszwica Almanac


I can see on the cover:

the old Mouse Tower,

shining surface of the lake,

park alleys in Kobylniki village.


Between lines I can hear

nostalgic hum of lake Gopło

and emotions tangled in poems.


I flip the pages

and  the absent speak

- immune to death and transience


Time has stopped

-        moments frozen forever

poetry touches eternity.




ALICJA MARIA KUBERSKAawarded 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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