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Zbigniew Herbert

(29 October 1924 – 28 July 1998 / Lvov)

Poems of Zbigniew Herbert

21. Objects 1/3/2003
22. Our Fear 4/21/2010
23. Pebble 1/3/2003
24. Prayer of Pan Cogito – Traveller 12/29/2011
25. Report From Paradise 4/21/2010
26. Report from the Besieged City 1/3/2003
27. Rovigo 12/29/2011
28. The Ardennes Forest 1/3/2003
29. The Envoy of Mr Cogito 1/3/2003
30. The Fable About a Nail 12/29/2011
31. The Monster of Mr Cogito 1/3/2003
32. The Power of Taste 12/29/2011
33. The Rain 4/21/2010
34. The Return of the Proconsul 12/29/2011
35. The Tongue 12/29/2011
36. The Trial 1/3/2003
37. Three poems by heart 1/3/2003
38. To My Bones 4/21/2010
39. Wasp 12/29/2011
40. What Our Dead Do 12/29/2011

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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