Wislawa Szymborska

(2 July 1923 – 1 February 2012 / Prowent)

Wislawa Szymborska Poems

1. Two Monkeys by Brueghel 9/30/2015
2. Vermeer 9/29/2015
3. First Love 7/10/2015
4. Photograph From September 11 8/22/2014
5. Pi 12/4/2015
6. Going Home 1/9/2015
7. Hatred 3/14/2015
8. Utopia 2/2/2012
9. Some People 2/3/2012
10. Dreams 2/3/2012
11. Identification 2/3/2012
12. Negative 2/3/2012
13. Miracle Fair 2/3/2012
14. The Joy Of Writing 2/3/2012
15. A Great Man's House 2/3/2012
16. Clouds 2/3/2012
17. Poetry Reading 2/3/2012
18. A 'Thank You' Note 8/26/2015
19. True Love 2/3/2012
20. Consolation 2/3/2012
21. The Silence Of Plants 2/3/2012
22. Birthday 2/3/2012
23. Children Of Our Age 2/3/2012
24. On Death, Without Exaggeration 2/3/2012
25. Three Oddest Words 2/3/2012
26. Advertisement 2/3/2012
27. The End And The Beginning 2/3/2012
28. Could Have 2/3/2012
29. Still 1/13/2003
30. Tortures 1/13/2003
31. Possibilities 2/3/2012
32. Nothing Twice 2/3/2012
33. Hunger Camp At Jaslo 1/13/2003
34. A Few Words On The Soul 2/3/2012
35. Lot's Wife 1/20/2003
36. Some Like Poetry 1/13/2003
37. Under One Small Star 1/20/2003
Best Poem of Wislawa Szymborska

Under One Small Star

My apologies to chance for calling it necessity.
My apologies to necessity if I'm mistaken, after all.
Please, don't be angry, happiness, that I take you as my due.
May my dead be patient with the way my memories fade.
My apologies to time for all the world I overlook each second.
My apologies to past loves for thinking that the latest is the first.
Forgive me, distant wars, for bringing flowers home.
Forgive me, open wounds, for pricking my finger.
I apologize for my record of minuets to those who cry from the depths.
I apologize to those who wait in railway ...

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Tortures

Nothing has changed.
The body is susceptible to pain,
it must eat and breathe air and sleep,
it has thin skin and blood right underneath,
an adequate stock of teeth and nails,
its bones are breakable, its joints are stretchable.
In tortures all this is taken into account.

Nothing has changed.

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