Monday, February 6, 2012

The Morning Reading: "the World hasn’t earned the world’s end"

~Wislawa Szymborska

So long as that woman from the Rijksmuseum
in painted quiet and concentration
keeps pouring milk day after day
from the pitcher to the bowl
the World hasn’t earned
the world’s end.



Anonymous said...

Ok, so now I think I have to get myself a collection of her poetry!

the other L

Rebel Girl said...

Glad you liked it - I love what she does here...

Anonymous said...

Yes, she will not be forgotten!
I had to retrieve an assignment from Peter Morrison's Wr. 13, which instructed us to play off the line, "Forgive us, far-off wars, for bringing flowers home," from "Under One Small Star" in _View with a Grain of Sand_, available at:

Love from the other W

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