Treasure Island

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 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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