Treasure Island

Zbigniew Herbert

(29 October 1924 – 28 July 1998 / Lvov)

Poems of Zbigniew Herbert

41. Why The Classics 4/21/2010

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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