decades of fun

Time of Storm

The Law and The Fist

Before a sunrise from the four sides of the world

From the rowan paths which forests have been burnt

The wind is tired 

Right and front where crops stand not harvested with blackened hawthorn

A day is rising


The sun will hug us with it’s hands

And look! The soil is heavy from blood

It will bear a field of grain again

Golden dust


Women will let us dwell again

And look! They’ll laugh through the tears

Someone will play

And we’ll dance again


Prawo i Piesc (The Blood & The Fist), 1964

Maybe already

In a day or two

After a night, or three

But not today


After night,

after day

You will see

a rising dawn


Breads will be baked in stoves for us

And look! There was only smoke

Flowers will cover scars of war

Tinted with roses


New children will be born

And look! They will laugh

From us remembering that lousy time

Time of storm


In a day, or two

After a night, or three

But not today


After day, another day

You will see

A rising dawn

Composer Krzysztof Komeda

This is the lyric to the theme song to an amazing polish movie called Prawo i Piesc, translated The Blood & The Fist. 

It’s not easy to find, but if you do it it’s a hell of a flick.

One of the best Westerns ever… and it’s set in western Poland in 1945 immediately following the Nazi defeat. It’s become a classic of Polish cinema.