Anna Swir


The Sea And The Man - Poem by Anna Swir

You will not tame this sea
either by humility or rapture.
But you can laugh
in its face.

Laughter
was invented by those
who live briefly
as a burst of laughter.

The eternal sea
will never learn to laugh.


Translated from the Polish by Czeslaw Milosz and Leonard Nathan

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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