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Wislawa Szymborska

(2 July 1923 – 1 February 2012 / Prowent)

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Some Like Poetry


Some -
thus not all. Not even the majority of all but the minority.
Not counting schools, where one has to,
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  • Bronze Star - 6,211 Points Sandra Feldman (7/12/2014 5:21:00 AM)

    Yes in good and bad times, Poetry does sustain, with it's sometimes happy, sometimes sad refrain.
    Very profound and touching poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 221 Points Stephen W (7/8/2014 3:21:00 PM)

    a very important topic. We must try to write poetry that more people will like! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 773 Points Thomas A Robinson (7/12/2012 2:39:00 PM)

    My first reading of a Wislawa Szymborska poem, not my last. Thanks be to Regina Grol for translation.I am sadden to learn of her passing just for months ago.Time is timeless when it comes to poetry.The torch that Wislawa ignited, passed through Regina's fingers, to my page, proves it. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,956 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (7/12/2012 9:03:00 AM)

    Nice. Very nice. Actually so straight the realisation, naturally the expression becomes much lucid. And it is the beauty of this writing............Regards, Pranab k c (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,621 Points Walterrean Salley (2/8/2012 11:09:00 PM)

    I love poetry. But, of course, I'm a poet (-ess) . And I love this poem about poetry. Thanks for sharing it. voted 10 (Report) Reply

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