Sylwia K. Malinowska (Poland)
A graduate of the faculty of Journalism and Education at the University of Warsaw. A lover of Sylvia Plath and Emily Dickinson’s poetry, passionate and tireless in familiarizing oneself with literature and striving at becoming an expert in it. Her poems were printed in journals such as “Poezja Dzisiaj”, as well as in numerous anthologies in Polish, English and Bulgarian. She also writes poetry for the photo album by Beata Cierzniewska “Cognition” presented at The Cooper House Gallery in Dublin. The author of the literary broadcast “Black Drawer” in Dublin. She also collaborates with HelloIrlandia , which promotes Polish literature abroad. Her poems were printed in journals such as “Poezja Dzisiaj”, as well as in numerous anthologies in Polish, English and Bulgarian. She also writes poetry for the photo album by Beata Cierzniewska “Cognition” presented at The Cooper House Gallery in Dublin. The author of the literary broadcast “Black Drawer” in Dublin.
When you awaken the force in you.
When you realize that there is a great force in you, that beauty is you.
The strength is you.
Sensitivity is you.
When you feel you’re all you’ve been looking for, you’re full, the source of everything.
When you touch the corners of your existence.
When you dive into yourself and don’t look away.
When you swim somewhere on the verge of non-existence.
To places that aren’t there, but are inside you.
When fear takes over your being,
that you stop being in it, stop existing, understanding what it is to be.
When you wander in infinity.
When you cross all boundaries.
When you understand that there is no turning back.
When you give up.
Cease to exist.
When you feel a real touch of yourself that hurts because being who you are hurts you.
Then you will really feel, touch, experience your beauty.
This unimaginable miracle.
Yes, that beauty.
When you dare to touch yourself at least for a moment, with a small fingertip and not to look away.
Even though fear will crush every nook and cranny of your mind and the truth will hurt.
When you feel that there is no other way, that there is no turning back as you swim towards trust, towards light, even though you do not know what awaits you and fear takes away your speech.
When you risk your whole life and stand behind you.
When you manage to take at least one tiny step, one! Then……
You will see the truth about yourself.
And you will feel your beauty
And only then can we give another person a chance to see the real us.
To get to know us, to touch us, to experience us.
Because only then do we have a chance to experience the feeling of a deeper bond.
Because only then will the other person have a chance to see not only the façade of ourselves.
Because only then will we give them a chance to really get closer to us
Beauty is a power flowing from the knowledge of our nature. The brightness of the heart, the light melting in the distance. Empathy and sensitivity in looking at other beings. It is a conscious value and intention that comes from the heart in action. This is following the voice of the heart when the whole world screams…no.
It is the forgiveness that gives solace and acceptance that brings peace.
Love, someone makes us great and the power that allows us to go on.
This certainty pushes you in one direction although the common sense pulls you by the neck.
And although we do not know the future, we do not know what will happen next and we do not know why we are here, we know that it is our identity, the individual color that defines us in everyday life, separating the light line from the million others.
This power of striving for harmony and not perfection is beautiful