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Inspirational Polish poems/writings


El Gato 4 | 351  
13 Nov 2007 /  #1
Look, I'm doing a final project for my english course, and it has to show who I am, so I figured I would focus on me being Polish.

Who better to ask than the Polish?

If any of you have a good poem or writing from or about Poland, please write it here along with the author's name and title. If it is from a book the title of the book along with the title the reading is a must. Thanks in advance to any who answer.

I really need this you guys, so any submissions are welcomed. They can be medieval writings, post-renaissance, and can range in topics from love to war, etc.

Just as long as it's Polish it works.
krysia 23 | 3,058  
13 Nov 2007 /  #2
nothing on google?
OP El Gato 4 | 351  
13 Nov 2007 /  #3
just amateur writers, or they just describe what influenced Polish writings. Trust me I've searched for the decent part of 2 hours.

Even Polish folklore isn't googling well.

Plus I figured that responses from you guys would be much better than anything google would give me, considering many of you were taught Polish literature and poetry. :]
shewolf 5 | 1,077  
13 Nov 2007 /  #4
I have a couple of books. Let me look through them and I'll post something.
OP El Gato 4 | 351  
13 Nov 2007 /  #5
Thank you. :]
krysia 23 | 3,058  
13 Nov 2007 /  #6
I have a million books. It will take awhile but I'll see what I can find.
OP El Gato 4 | 351  
13 Nov 2007 /  #7
You don't have to do it tonight. Just as long as I have 25 different texts/poems by next wednesday. I already have 10, and I am adding a few pictures here and there and even throwing in a whole book, so I should be fine.

Thank you for looking. :]
sledz 23 | 2,250  
13 Nov 2007 /  #8
I have a book of short Polish poems, if you would like to see a few?
krysia 23 | 3,058  
13 Nov 2007 /  #9
And you want those in Polish, right?
Eurola 4 | 1,909  
13 Nov 2007 /  #10
How is this? Try to google "wiersze o Polsce" or "wiersze o ojczyznie"

wiersze.bej.pl/pokazwiersz.php?wierszid=1794805967

Some more here:

rawam.ug.gov.pl/index.php?strona=411&breakup=15
shewolf 5 | 1,077  
13 Nov 2007 /  #11
Try Adam Mickiewicz poems: info-poland.buffalo.edu/web/arts_culture/literature/poetry/mick iewicz/poems/link.shtml
OP El Gato 4 | 351  
13 Nov 2007 /  #12
And you want those in Polish, right?

In English, this is for an English class. I could probably get away with them being in Polish, but I have to analyze and evaluate the text, and the teacher would like to be able to udnerstand what I analyzed. If it's in Polish that is fine, I can translate most of it myself and just ask a few people for help for the rest.

I have a book of short Polish poems, if you would like to see a few?

Perfect. Just give the book title, story title, and the author of the story.
shewolf 5 | 1,077  
13 Nov 2007 /  #13
Zbigniew Herbert poems:

poemhunter.com/zbigniew-herbert
OP El Gato 4 | 351  
13 Nov 2007 /  #14
Example:
Ancient Text
"For The Benefit of Others"
From: The Perfection Of Wisdom
By: Anonymous Source

I forgot to mention that the time period from when it was written is necessary too. If it doesn't state when just leave that blank and I'll guess.

Zbigniew Herbert poems:

Thanks :]
sledz 23 | 2,250  
13 Nov 2007 /  #15
Treasury of Polish Love
Poems,Quotations and Proverbs by Miroslaw Lipinski
It has 44 different Polish Authors in it
shewolf 5 | 1,077  
13 Nov 2007 /  #16
Two more:

Czeslaw Milosz

Stanislaw Lem:

ee.duke.edu/~wrankin/misc/tensor.html
Eurola 4 | 1,909  
13 Nov 2007 /  #17
Ok, this time in English :)

daisy.htmlplanet.com/ppoems.htm

Cyprian Kamil Norwid - poems
shewolf 5 | 1,077  
13 Nov 2007 /  #18
And then you can find the book information on Amazon.com by typing the title of the poem and the poet in the search box.
OP El Gato 4 | 351  
13 Nov 2007 /  #19
Paris, January 1861

Is it about France? Or is that the author's name???

Thanks for all the help everyone. I think that'll be enough for now. If I need anything else I'll be sure to let you all know. Thanks for the quick response. :]

Much appreciated

:]
Eurola 4 | 1,909  
13 Nov 2007 /  #20
Cyprian Kamil Norwid is Polish, he wrote the poem while in France.
OP El Gato 4 | 351  
13 Nov 2007 /  #21
Gotcha, my bad.

Thanks again everyone. :]

Okay, now I need world literature.

Religious, inspirational, artistic, etc. Doesn't matter what the literature is about or where it is from.

Throw me any literature or books you like that go from medieval times onward. I've finished all of my ancient texts so I'm moving on.

Myths, folklore, poems, short stories, etc. Anything goes. If you like it post it so I can use it on my final project.

:]
Aristoboulos 1 | 22  
4 Dec 2007 /  #22
Some medieval stuff:

Try Dante's Divine Comedy. It is one of essential medieval epic poems written in vernacular and can stand for base of further lectures about medieval universe (Latin: Christianitas):

etcweb.princeton.edu/dante/index.html

"Imitation of Christ" by Thomas a Kempis, religious work with constant influence event today:

gutenberg.org/etext/1653

"The Song of Roland"- representative example of romance heroic epic, one of the foundational texts of the Western World:

gutenberg.org/etext/391

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