The Art & Work of Cyprian Norwid

Cyprian Kamil Norwid was a Polish writer (1821-1883).

His work, rediscovered today, provides an insight into the mind of an artist trying to make sense of the world in his unique way – through his religion, upbringing, language and history.

Having his work read by future generations was one of his hopes.


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Norwid – 3 English Translations

Reading Norwid in Polish one can hear the author’s unique voice. Translators have a difficult task in trying to interpret, translate and maintain that voice.

English versions of one of Norwid’s short poems as interpreted by 3 different translators.


Norwid in Song

Norwid’s work has inspired artists to produce musical interpretations of his writings.

Daj Mi Wstążkę Błękitną

Performed by Czesław Niemen.


W Weronie

Performed by Wanda Warska