Wislawa Szymborska

(2 July 1923 – 1 February 2012 / Prowent)

Two Monkeys by Brueghel - Poem by Wislawa Szymborska

I keep dreaming of my graduation exam:
in a window sit two chained monkeys,
beyond the window floats the sky,
and the sea splashes.

I am taking an exam on the history of mankind:
I stammer and flounder.

One monkey, eyes fixed upon me, listens ironically,
the other seems to be dozing-
and when silence follows a question,
he prompts me
with a soft jingling of the chain.


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  • Rebecca Navarre (10/30/2017 9:52:00 PM)


    Fascinatingly Interesting Poem! ! ! ! !
    Marvelously Done! ! ! ! ! 10S! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! +++++
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 30, 2015



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