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Rating: 3.4

So much world all at once – how it rustles and bustles!
Moraines and morays and morasses and mussels,
The flame, the flamingo, the flounder, the feather –
How to line them all up, how to put them together?
All the tickets and crickets and creepers and creeks!
The beeches and leeches alone could take weeks.
Chinchillas, gorillas, and sarsaparillas –
Thanks do much, but all this excess of kindness could kill us.
Where’s the jar for this burgeoning burdock, brooks’ babble,
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Richard Wlodarski 09 October 2017
What an exquisite ode to Mother Nature! ! !
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James Mclain 09 October 2017
A rose is a rose by any name The thorn it stings unto the grave.. iip.. James
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Glen Kappy 09 October 2017
I read this without much engagement until the last four lines. Then I went back. Worth the read! -GK
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Sylvia Frances Chan 09 October 2017
WOW! A delcious poem like a home made cake, this is meant to flatter, really amazing! A REN for Mrs. Wislawa S.
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Alexander Julian 09 October 2017
She's like my grandma who likes to use a lot of special words in a short time, almost as if she were to poke me with kindness. That's enough romance for a mile which makes me turn to pudding and smile!
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Bernard F. Asuncion 09 October 2017
Such a great write by Wislawa Szymborska......
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