Zbigniew Herbert

(29 October 1924 – 28 July 1998 / Lvov)

Zbigniew Herbert Poems

21. Objects 1/3/2003
22. Nothing Special 1/3/2003
23. Mr. Cogito and the Imagination 1/20/2003
24. Lament 1/3/2003
25. In a City 12/29/2011
26. I Would Like to Describe 1/3/2003
27. How We Were Introduced 4/21/2010
28. Home 1/3/2003
29. From the Top of the Stairs 1/3/2003
30. First The Dog 4/21/2010
31. Episode 4/21/2010
32. Elegy of Fortinbras 12/29/2011
33. Daedalus And Icarus 12/29/2011
34. Architecture 1/3/2003
35. An Answer 4/21/2010
36. About Troy 1/3/2003
37. A Russian Tale 1/3/2003
38. A Knocker 1/3/2003
39. A Halt 1/3/2003
40. A Description of the King 1/3/2003

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
a birch trunk like a chord of light
and a thousand eyelids fluttering
with forgotten leafy speech
then you will recall the white morning
when you waited for the opening of the gates

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