85 Solec street - Solec

         On January 22, 2021 we celebrated the 100th birth anniversary of Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński. On that occasion the mural painting was unveiled on the wall of the 85 Solec street building in Powi¶le. The mural, dedicated to the poet and the Home Army soldier, was performed thanks to the National Centre of Culture.
         The lower chamber of the Polish Parliament, a.k.a. Sejm, had announced Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński a patron of the year 2021..

         The mural presents the poet's image as he was portrayed in the year 1939 before his Matura examination.
         Next to the image there is also a fragment of a poem entitled "The gaze" ("Spojrzenie"):

"And one of us - he is the me,
who fell in love. My world blossomed out,
like a mighty cloud, like fire in a dream ,
and like a tree I am upright." (1)

"I jeden z nas - to jestem ja,
którym pokochał. ¦wiat mi rozkwitł
jak wielki obłok, ogień w snach
i tak jak drzewo jestem - prosty."

compiled by: Maciej Janaszek-Seydlitz

translated by: Monika Ałasa

(1) White magic and other poems, Green Integer 138, p.171

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