Zbigniew Herbert

(29 October 1924 – 28 July 1998 / Lvov)

Objects - Poem by Zbigniew Herbert

Inanimate objects are always correct and cannot, unfortunately, be reproached with anything. I have never observed a chair shift from one foot to another, or a bed rear on its hind legs. And tables, even when they are tired, will not dare to bend their knees. I suspect that objects do this from pedagogical considerations, to reprove us constantly for our instability.


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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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