The Ink Pods. Literary Podcast for The Blue Nib.

Hanna Komar reads her own, 'A Good Daughter'

June 06, 2020 Various
The Ink Pods. Literary Podcast for The Blue Nib.
Hanna Komar reads her own, 'A Good Daughter'
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The Ink Pods. Literary Podcast for The Blue Nib.
Hanna Komar reads her own, 'A Good Daughter'
Jun 06, 2020
Various

Hanna Komar is an award-winning poet and translator based in Minsk, the author of two poetry collections (Fear of Heights in Belarusian and a bilingual collection Recycled). Hanna writes in Belarusian and translates her texts into English, focusing on the topic of domestic violence and childhood trauma a lot in her work.


A GOOD DAUGHTER


You get kicked off the bus, drunk,

I press my doll to my chest

and stay silent.


I smile at your friends, those drunkards

and fools, like I’m good

and stay silent.


You dig the fork into the flesh

of your arm. I hand you a towel

and stay silent.


I bang on the neighbours’ door

to protect my sister and mum

and stay silent.


I watch you sleep where you fell,

breaking chairs and our hearts

and stay silent.


As you are growing old

and breaking down,

I am silently healing my wounds,

Your good daughter.

Support the show (https://thebluenib.com/donation/)

Show Notes

Hanna Komar is an award-winning poet and translator based in Minsk, the author of two poetry collections (Fear of Heights in Belarusian and a bilingual collection Recycled). Hanna writes in Belarusian and translates her texts into English, focusing on the topic of domestic violence and childhood trauma a lot in her work.


A GOOD DAUGHTER


You get kicked off the bus, drunk,

I press my doll to my chest

and stay silent.


I smile at your friends, those drunkards

and fools, like I’m good

and stay silent.


You dig the fork into the flesh

of your arm. I hand you a towel

and stay silent.


I bang on the neighbours’ door

to protect my sister and mum

and stay silent.


I watch you sleep where you fell,

breaking chairs and our hearts

and stay silent.


As you are growing old

and breaking down,

I am silently healing my wounds,

Your good daughter.

Support the show (https://thebluenib.com/donation/)