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Wislawa Szymborska

(2 July 1923 – 1 February 2012 / Prowent)

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Under One Small Star


My apologies to chance for calling it necessity.
My apologies to necessity if I'm mistaken, after all.
Please, don't be angry, happiness, that I take you as my due.
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  • Gold Star - 13,680 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (7/4/2014 9:10:00 AM)

    The poem under one small star is most beautiful and apologies for different events in life even for a felled tree that used to the table is wonderfully felt. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Pawe³ Brodowski (7/1/2008 7:27:00 PM)

    I'm Polish so i can read Szymborska's poems in original. And what I think about this poem (after re-reading it in Polish) it's that it is about ourselves. We all think that our matters are the most important. As the humanity thinks that solar system is the centre of the universe. Everyone lives under 'one small star' which twinkles outside his or her window. And this poem is about it - about the shame and comprehention. Every person has its own universe... (sorry for mistakes - English is not my mother language) . (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Rochelle Cashdan (5/20/2008 11:16:00 PM)

    I think Szymborska, steeped in the history of her country, knows the world hard but also knows she has to live beyond its horrors. Her way is by being a poet. The last two lines express her joy almost beyond guilt in making a poem even out of tragedy. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Raynette Eitel (2/24/2006 1:40:00 PM)

    This woman is one of my favorite contemporary poets. This poem amuses me because it is so guilt laden. And Ria, those last two lines are what we as poets so often do. We take heavythoughts, heavy words and make them light and lovely. She lashes out at her poet self for doing just that. I find a lot of irony within this poem...possibly much of her culture woven in, as well.

    Raynette (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ria Smits (10/31/2005 3:33:00 PM)

    I have no comments at this moment, except for the fact that the poem touches my heart. I have a question: what does the two last lines of the poem mean? Can anyone explain them to me. (Report) Reply

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