Wislawa Szymborska

(2 July 1923 – 1 February 2012 / Prowent)

Vermeer - Poem by Wislawa Szymborska

As long as the woman from Rijksmuseum
in painted silence and concentration
day after day pours milk
from the jug to the bowl,
the World does not deserve
the end of the world.


Comments about Vermeer by Wislawa Szymborska

  • Rebecca Navarre (10/30/2017 9:42:00 PM)

    A Beautiful And Powerfully Striking Poem! ! ! ! !
    Thank You So Much For Sharing! ! ! ! ! Love! ! ! ! !
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  • Souren Mondal (10/19/2015 10:38:00 AM)

    A beautiful tribute to Vermeer's 'Woman Pouring Milk'... Loved the poem... (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 29, 2015



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