Anthem of Private Academic High School no 8 in Kraków commentary
At the end of the day, only the things that are human or between humans really matter. The rest is – as it is sung by a popular band – the dust on the wind.
Professor Piotr Kołodziej
Professor Janusz Waligóra
Teachers of Polish Literature, VIIIPALO in Kraków
Professors of Literature, Pedagogical University of Kraków

Anthem

I.
Sitting at your desk, you strain your gaze –
Quarter till the shore; the sail has fallen down
The silence of the immobile minutes
Twenty boats in a jammed pond

You’ve just been touching her hair
When awakened by importunate voice
With chalk you draw white threads –
Which leaves a reluctant trace on fingers

„Eight” may not the eight wonder of the world
But it may be it one day
Because when you look back, after a couple of years
You will realize it might have given you something after all

II.
Even if you wanted to hide in oblivion
The heavy minutes at the bottom
They will come back to moisten your eye
With the thought of EIGHT PALO

Notebook papers ripped out
They fly, they fall, they shiver in the air…
And you, who are you? You kiss goodbye to the gate
And you want to say you felt nothing?

„Eight” may not the eight wonder of the world
But it may be it one day
Because when you look back, after a couple of years
You will realize it might have given you something after all

 

Text and Music
Professor Piotr Kołodziej, Professor Janusz Waligóra
Teachers of Polish Literature, VIIIPALO in Kraków,
Professors of Literature, Pedagogical University of Kraków

VIIIPALO [Acronym], Private Academic High School no 8 in Kraków 

Translation into English by Justyna Witek, English Teacher at PSP Academos in Kraków

Our anthem

Commentary to VIII PALO anthem by Dr Piotr Kołodziej