Zbigniew Herbert

(29 October 1924 – 28 July 1998 / Lvov)

Zbigniew Herbert Poems

41. Architecture 1/3/2003
42. A Ballad That We Do Not Perish 1/3/2003
43. Home 1/3/2003
44. I Would Like To Describe 1/3/2003
45. The Monster Of Mr Cogito 1/3/2003
46. The Envoy Of Mr Cogito 1/3/2003
47. Pebble 1/3/2003
48. Mr. Cogito And The Imagination 1/20/2003
49. Report From The Besieged City 1/3/2003

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Report From The Besieged City

Too old to carry arms and fight like the others -

they graciously gave me the inferior role of chronicler
I record - I don't know for whom - the history of the siege

I am supposed to be exact but I don't know when the invasion began
two hundred years ago in December in September perhaps yesterday at dawn
everyone here suffers from a loss of the sense of time

all we have left is the place the attachment to the place
we still rule over the ruins of temples spectres of gardens and houses
if we lose the ruins nothing will be left

I write as I can...

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The Envoy Of Mr Cogito

Go where those others went to the dark boundary
for the golden fleece of nothingness your last prize

go upright among those who are on their knees
among those with their backs turned and those toppled in the dust

you were saved not in order to live
you have little time you must give testimony

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