My father said that he wrote poems not because he wanted to, but because he had to. His sister, my aunt Emily, wrote a book of poems titled “Reflections”. I guess I inherited a bit of this, as from time to time I have had poems well up in me.
No Malinowskis have won awards for our simple poems. As they might be of interest to a few in our family, here are some of them, as well as a few of my favorites by other poets.
Papa Was an Artist
(written for H.J. Malinowski’s 85th birthday)
A Tree and Me
The Wings of Song
Emily (Malinowski) Moe
Sophia (Malinowski) Davidson
In Praise of Feeling Bad about Yourself
(translated from the Polish)