Show yourself, even from the farthest place, even from a hundred miles.
 The cripples, wounded, sick, and dying reach towards her image.
"So close -- we are almost there!" The Madonna holds out her hand,
and immediately all suffering comes to an end.

Julian Tuwim, Pokaz sie z daleka

The wounded soldier, symbolizing all who fought for Poland, raises his hands in supplication. The Madonna, dressed as a queen, holds out her hands in answer. The large turquoise cross on her breast and the crescent moon that reflects the sun's light indicate that the help Mary offers comes not from her own power, but from that of her Son.

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