Thursday, March 31, 2005

certain things

Sometimes certain things--

--make me think about other things--

The End and the Beginning by Wislawa Szymborska

"Those who knew
what was going on here
must make way for
those who know little.
And less than little.
And finally as little as nothing.

In the grass that has overgrown
causes and effects,
someone must be stretched out
blade of grass in his mouth
gazing at the clouds."

From Miracle Fair: Selected Poems of Wislawa Szymborska,
2001, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., New York, NY.
Copyright 2001 by Wislawa Szymborska.
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