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The Stephen Spender Prize 2019 for poetry in translation
in association with the Guardian

Polish Spotlight 10-and-under category, commended

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Harrison Nye


Orange father, orange grandad
My orange tail is what they had.
And I am an orange fox,
Watch out or I'll eat your socks!

Translated from the Polish by Harrison Nye


Rudy ojciec, rudy dziadek,
Rudy ogon – to mój spadek,
A ja jestem rudy lis.
Ruszaj stąd, bo będę gryzł.

Jan Brzechwa