Mili Dueli 2023 Poezija

Sławomira Sobkowska-Marczyńska – Sjećanje (Mili Dueli 2023 – Grand Final)

Name and surname:
Sławomira Sobkowska-Marczyńska
Poem for the 4th and 5th round (Final / Grand Final): (TRANSLATION INTO MONTENEGRIN + YOUR NATIVE / ENGLISH LANGUAGE )

ispod starog bora
leži uspomena
u mahovini sačuvana
zagrijana suncem
kao tada

ležeći na borovim iglicama
kroz grane drveća tražilo se nebo
a zatim
na proplanku šumskih jagoda
prvi put probaše se
njegove usne
s ukusom bezbrižnosti

uspomena zatvorena u kapljici smole

Translated to Montenegrin by Anđela Turukalo Dabetić



under an old pine tree
lounge memories
preserved in the moss
warmed by the sun
the same sun
as back then

we were lying on the conifer needles
looking for the sky through the branches of the trees
and then
on a wild strawberry glade
I tried for the first time
his lips
with a taste of light-heartedness

a memory locked in a tear of resin



pod starą sosną
wylegują się wspomnienia
w mchu zachowane
ogrzane słońcem
tym samym
co wtedy

leżąc na igliwiu
przez konary drzew szukało się nieba
a potem
na poziomkowej polanie
próbowało się pierwszy raz
jego ust
o smaku beztroski

wspomnienie zamknięte w łezce żywicy

Something special about you!
I am a graduate of the A. Mickiewicz University in Poznan. I graduated in journalism and German studies. I worked in regional television, and I also wrote for the local press. I am certified as an rhytmic gymnastics instructor and have worked as a coach in Poland and Austria. From the age of seven until I began my studies, I practiced rhytmic gymnastics. I won the title of Polish champion in the master class. I am the first polish gymnast to enter the finals of world and European championships. For my successes, the International Gymnastics Federation awarded me the International Master Class and the FIG Gold Badge. I also worked in education. I taught German language and social studies. In my work with high school students, I took care to promote pacifist ideas. I organized many occasional events, published a newspaper and received an award from the Mayor of Poznan, the city I live in.
My hobby is writing poems. The moments when they come to me are among the most beautiful in my life. I’ve been writing since I was about 20 years old, but I came out as a poet in 2021. A lot has happened in my life over the past two years:
I made my debut as a poet in September 2021 on Piotr Paweł Spottek and Maria Duszka’s program “Under the Great Roof of Heaven.” I am a member of the Poznan Literary Club “DĄBRÓWKA” and the Sieradz Literary Circle “ANIMA”. My poems have been published in “Protokół Kulturalny”, “Echo Piątkowa”, “Gazeta Kulturalna” and “Nihil Novi”. You can also listen to them on the YouTube platform. They have been published online on the “Poezja na każdy dzień” fanpage, on the Tomikovo blog and on the POETARIAT profile. In December 2021, my poem entitled “But” was awarded an honorable mention in the National Literary Contest “Cztery Pióra”. In June 2022, my poems made their way to the southern hemisphere via Australia’s Ethnic Malbourne Community Radio. In August 2022, a poetry and music meeting was held at the Jankowice Palace, where my poems were read by Michal Grudzinski, a prominent actor from the New Theater in Poznan. I have also published in several anthologies. In October 2022, I published a volume entitled “Tańcząca w chmurach” (“Dancing in the clouds”) which I promoted in November in Sieradz during a concert by the ARETE band, and in January 2023 in Poznan. A review of my volume by Marek Slomiak appeared in the May issue (2023) of “Gazeta Kulturalna” and the September issue (2023) of “Akant”, and Monika Magda Krajewska discussed the book online on the Tomikovo blog. My life adventures were described by Maria Duszka in an essay titled “Dancing with Words”, which was published on the cultural portal of Wielkopolska “Kultura u podstaw” (“Culture at the Basics”).
What do you think is the main problem of peace in your country? Suggest solutions to us, and how to bring and preserve peace in your country with poetry?
The pacifist idea became important to me already in my childhood, when I understood the meaning of my name. The name “Sławomira” entails namely the glorification of mir (peace). Already as a child I decided to glorify mir. Of course, on a micro scale – in interpersonal relations and teaching high school students about the importance of peace in the world.


my name is like a message
and I will always
glorify mir

In Poland, we can enjoy peace. Which does not mean public order. Antagonistic politicians divide society into their supporters and opponents. They do it aggressively, using social engineering, which people catch themselves in like a net, without being aware that it is manipulation. Arrogant statements prevail in the political debate and mutual respect is lacking. In Poland we have a multi-party system, but basically the game is played between the two largest parties (which form coalitions with smaller ones). The main problem for me in Poland is precisely the quarreling of society and the lack of awareness in people that this is what is at stake. After all, a divided society is easier to govern! People forget that everyone has the right to his (different) view (not only political), and anyway the most important thing is to be a GOOD person.
I hope that our membership in alliances (EU, NATO) will ensure the continuance of peace in our country. I dream of peace in Europe and the world. It pains me that there hasn’t been a year since I’ve been alive that there hasn’t been a war somewhere on earth. Unfortunately, I don’t know the cure for this disease. I’ve written a few poems about it, but I know that politicians and other decision-makers don’t care about the words of poets. However, it is necessary to write about it anyway, how senseless wars are. Maybe one day good will prevail.


and in it people
liked each other
accepted each other
respected each other’s rights

they did not fight for a piece of land
nor for a better rocket

I invite to my dream
heads of state
raised high above human affairs

too high


I would like
to read
in the newspaper
that there is finally a race

a disarmament race

List of the published books:
1. Sobkowska-Marczyńska Sławomira, “Tańcząca w chmurach” (“Dancing in the clouds”) (2022)
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