Mobile Photography / Art – Saturday Poetry – ‘The Greatest Love’


This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘The Greatest Love’ by Anna Swir. "Anna Swir (Świrszczyńska) was born in Warsaw, Poland, to an artistic though impoverished family. She worked from an early age, supporting herself while she attended university to study medieval Polish literature. In the 1930s she worked for a teachers’ association, served as an editor, and began publishing poetry. Swir joined the Resistance during World War II and worked as a military nurse during the Warsaw Uprising; at one point she came within an hour of being executed before she was spared. In addition to poetry, Swir wrote plays and stories for children and directed a children’s theater. She lived in Krakow from 1945 until her death from cancer in 1984".


I have matched @dominiquetorrent – Dominique Torrent’s image with this poem. You can view and follow her here on Instagram.

‘The Greatest Love’ – Anna Swir

"She is sixty. She lives

the greatest love of her life.


She walks arm-in-arm with her dear one,   

her hair streams in the wind.

Her dear one says:


“You have hair like pearls.”

Her children say:   

“Old fool.”



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