Friday, May 8, 2015

WISLAWA SZYMBORSKA ~








To My Own Poem




Best case scenario —

you'll be, my poem, read attentively,

discussed, remembered.



Worst comes to worst,

only read.



A third option —

actually written,

but tossed into the trash a moment later.



The fourth and final possibility —

you slip away unwritten,

happily humming something to yourself.


_________________________


Wislawa Szymborska
M A P
Collected and Last Poems
translated from the Polish by Clare Cavanagh & Stanislaw Baranczak
Houghton Mifflin 2015



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