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I See the Moon

September 7, 2021 | By and

A wistful poem about love, life and poetry by Dr Ampat Koshy, and its Polish translation by Anna Maria Stępień.

I see the moon
in the pond’s black night
I croon my poem
to its twin
I write these words
to no one
Only God reads
and the universe
I am content
The world deserves them not
Like red rose-petals that sway
blushing, at its touch
e’en in the lightest breeze
are my poems
I imagine
someone that sensitive
We will know from just looking
at each other
what kaajal lines our eyes
this night;
whether that of love, truth
tears or lies
The voices of
the speechless ones
will hold no secrets
for both of us
And when we hold hands
the silence of our laughter
will shake life’s very


Translated into Polish

W stawu ciemnej nocy
księżyc widzę
Szepczę wiersz
do jego bliźniaka
Piszę te słowa
nie dla kogoś
Czyta Bóg tylko
i wszechświat
Jestem szczęśliwy
Świat nie zasługuje na nie
Są niczym czerwone płatki róży,
co kołyszą się i rumienią dotykane
nawet najdelikatniejszą bryzą
wiersze moje
Wyobrażam sobie,
że spotykam
kogoś tak wrażliwego
Rozpoznamy patrząc jedynie
na siebie
jaki kajal podkreśla nam oczy
tej nocy:
miłości, prawdy,
łez czy kłamstw
Głosy tych,
którzy milczą
nie będą
przed nami dwojgiem
skrywały tajemnic żadnych
A kiedy będziemy trzymać się za ręce
od ciszy naszego śmiechu
zadrży życie w posadach.

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Dr. Koshy A.V. is presently working as an Assistant Professor in the English Department of Jazan University, Saudi Arabia. He has many books, degrees, diplomas, certificates, prizes, and awards to his credit and also, besides teaching, is an editor, anthology maker, poet, critic and writer of fiction. He runs an autism NPO with his wife, Anna Gabriel.
All Posts of Dr Ampat Varghese Koshy
Born in 1980 in Tarnobrzeg (Poland, present Podkarpackie Region). An economist and an English philologist. In 2020, she graduated from the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, where she studied specialized translation, for her post graduation. For over seventeen years, a teacher of English and also a translator; she loves her profession. Once, an accountant working for an international company. Now, an editor and an editorial secretary in World Taifas Literary Magazine (Romania), and also one of the coordinators of the Teerandaz International Festival of Poetry and Fiction (Dhaka, Bangladesh). Anna Maria writes poems, short stories, memoirs and anecdotes, both in Polish and in English. Acclaimed worldwide in artistic circles; her poems have been translated into other languages.
All Posts of Anna Maria Stępień.

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