Wislawa Szymborska

(2 July 1923 – 1 February 2012 / Prowent)

On Death, Without Exaggeration - Poem by Wislawa Szymborska

It can't take a joke,
find a star, make a bridge.
It knows nothing about weaving, mining, farming,
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Comments about On Death, Without Exaggeration by Wislawa Szymborska

  • Susan Williams (1/30/2016 3:03:00 PM)

    Admire the contradiction here- I doubt that I have heard a better one- - - -
    - -There's no life
    that couldn't be immortal
    if only for a moment.

    Laurie Van Der Hart(5/18/2017 11:44:00 AM)

    Yes, isn't she just the mistress of paradox? The Princss of Personification, the Queen of Quirky ideas? I see you also enjoy her work, Susan.

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