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Nothing Twice

Rating: 3.4
Nothing can ever happen twice.
In consequence, the sorry fact is
that we arrive here improvised
and leave without the chance to practice.

Even if there is no one dumber,
if you're the planet's biggest dunce,
you can't repeat the class in summer:
this course is only offered once.
No day copies yesterday,
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Bharati Nayak 26 December 2019
Why do we treat the fleeting day with so much needless fear and sorrow? It's in its nature not to stay: Today is always gone tomorrow. With smiles and kisses, we prefer to seek accord beneath our star, although we're different (we concur) just as two drops of water are. - - Wow- What a lovely poem!
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Susan Williams 30 January 2016
This was absolutely one of the very best poems I have ever read! And the translators Clare Cavanagh and Stanislaw Baranczak have done their job with consummate skill and poetic bent. Kudos to them for delivering this poem to us undamaged. I want to read this again and again
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William Stribling 14 July 2013
Clarity on the matter, as usual, from this source!
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Valerie Warren 06 April 2013
Simply one of the most beautiful of poems...
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Rubin Nanda 06 February 2012
Wonderful thought provoking poem.
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