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POETRY: The Fear

This poem is dedicated to Nelly Sachs.  Nelly Sachs is one of the most significant Holocaust poets, her poetry is highly surrealistic and dissolve into mystic, poetic metaphors.

In my poem “The Fear” (below), I wanted to pay tribute to her.

they run through the world
ardent gazelles
split tongues of fire
burned images
in anxiety
go to the sea
without measure



About Anna Banasiak:

I’m a poet and literary critic from Lodz, Poland. I studied Polish philology and culture studies at the University of Warsaw. I’m the winner of poetry competitions in Berlin, London and Bratislava.

My poems have appeared online in New York, London, Surrey, Australia, Canada, India and South Africa, – and now, Israel News Talk Radio.

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