Zbigniew Herbert

(29 October 1924 – 28 July 1998 / Lvov)

The Ardennes Forest


Cup your hands to scoop up sleep
as you would draw a grain of water
and the forest will come: a green cloud
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  • Peter Burnett (8/5/2009 2:49:00 PM)

    Something seems to have gone wrong with the translation of the title (and one line in the poem) . Surely the subject is Shakespeare's Forest of Arden. So, even if the rendering is not technically incorrect, the point has been missed. And this isn't just a literary point, perhaps for this poet the Forest of Arden is a metaphor for his own poetry, an imaginary haven beyond the reach of unjust rulers and a cruel world. (Report) Reply

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