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The poet said thus: ‘This was a tribute to my wife. However, when I later read this poem in Stockholm, Paris, Kraków and elsewhere, the audience made me realize that it does not just belong to the two of us.’ Skujenieks returned to his wife after his years in prison, and they are still together.
This poem affected me so deeply that, even after composing The button, I met with him several more times. I have only the deepest regard for his strong, unbreakable spirit and courageous personality.
from notes by Jēkabs Jančevskis © 2020